Monique Medina

Monique Medina

This week's student spotlight shines on Monique Medina of Orestimba High School.

Medina, the daughter of Maria and George Medina, was born and raised in Newman and is currently a junior.

"I love it here," Medina told Mattos Newspapers of her hometown. "It's a great place to grow up."

Along with keeping an above average GPA, Medina is highly involved with the FFA.

"Last year we planted a pumpkin patch," said Medina. "It was so much fun and we made a lot of money for the FFA."

Medina has also been a cheerleader since the age of four but took her junior year off of cheer to focus on school.

She is currently a student council officer and a member of interact with hopes of one day becoming a veterinarian.

"I hope to get accepted to Cal Poly or UC Davis" Medina told Mattos Newspapers. "I want to get a state degree in FFA and be able to take care of animals."