High school senior Angel Avelar Menendez of the Cabrillo Academy of Engineering and Design earned early acceptance and a full-ride scholarship to the California Institute of Technology. Caltech enrolls about 230 freshmen and has an acceptance rate of under 7 percent.
Cabrillo High School Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training (NJROTC) Senior Cadet Rayniel Rodriguez earned first place in academics during a recent competition at Lemoore Field. The Cabrillo NJROTC team also won five third place trophies, and second place for color guard and armed exhibition, with the cadets placing third overall.
Renaissance High School for the Arts senior Joshua Torres earned early acceptance and a full-ride scholarship to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. MIT admits less than 1,500 freshmen and has an acceptance rate of under 7 percent.