• Education has been thrown a lot of curveballs in the past few years, and we are thankful that our students and staff still show up every day and put in their best effort.  In addition to their school-level recognition programs, the OUHSD would like to recognize students who are making a difference, whether it’s by helping others, reaching higher in their academic and personal pursuits, and more. The help may have been a small gesture or a large undertaking; we want to hear all about it!

    May 2023 Student Spotlight

    Each student received a Yeti tumbler and a $10 Dutch Bros Gift Card.

    • Paxton Grigoruk (LPHS Freshman) Nominated by Keely Frazier:  Paxton is a responsible student who always comes to class with a positive attitude. He is respectful of his peers and staff and is a pleasure to have in class.

    • Bailey Rojas (LPHS Junior) Nominated by Bonnie Leih:  I want to recognize Bailey for how much heart she puts into what she does. As the Junior class president, she has worked hard to balance personalities and priorities to make sure that our Homecoming skits and Prom have run smoothly. She is also taking a full roster of AP classes this year and has weathered the stress with grace. Thanks for being an example of Respectfulness, Responsibility and Safety at LP!

    • Peng Yang (OHS Senior) Nominated by Sandy Smith:  Peng is a tremendous asset to Oroville High's Culinary 2 class. He steps up to the plate without being asked and volunteers at every single catering or FCCLA event- coming early and staying late. He is kind, and responsible, and shows true compassion for those around him- even asking what he can do to help me from day to day. He maintains a positive attitude and his smile makes the day brighter for those around him. Did I mention that he plays a mean game of soccer?! Peng is a true example of what it means to be a Tiger!

    • Richard Zollo (LPHS Sophomore) Nominated by David Loudermilk:  I've been fortunate to have Richard as my student during the last two school years. His ability to give his best effort, willingness to participate, and effort in his communication has made it a privilege to be his teacher. Richard not only sets the bar for his peers, but also gets along well with his classmates daily. I'm excited to see what the future holds for him.

    May 2023 Staff Spotlight

    Each staff member received a Yeti tumbler and a $10 Starbucks Gift Card.

    • Cristian Bruce (LPHS English Teacher) Nominated by Keely Frazier:   Cristian is an incredible part of the Las Plumas family. He is passionate about teaching English and is highly respected by his students. He works hard to create engaging and challenging lessons for his students. In addition, he also invests an enormous amount of time in our Academic Decathlon team and their continued success. He is also a wonderful colleague to work with.

    • Kendahl Costa (Transportation Secretary) Nominated by Rhonda Copelin:  Kendahl amazes me every day. She is a skilled multitasker and goes above and beyond to assist anyone in the transportation department. I have witnessed her with concerned parents and she has guided them to a positive and productive solution.  Kendahl keeps a strong positive attitude which keeps morale on a positive track. It is refreshing to work with such a knowledgeable and capable asset to OUHSD.

    • Samantha Muntifering (OHS Art Teacher) Nominated by Emma Edberg:  Mrs. M has always helped me catch up with my classes and she is always there to talk to me. She is by far my favorite teacher <3