Rising Stars

Setting New Heights

The Rising Star of the Month is a program from the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce’s Education Committee.  The goal is to champion students who have overcome significant challenges in their life, but have managed to keep, or get back on track with their education. We honor one high school senior each month from each of our area high schools at a breakfast. By the end of the school year, we will have given scholarships to at least one student from each of our participating high schools.

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Carlsbad Chamber Community Foundation. September 2023 Rising Stars.
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our mission

The Mission of the Rising Star of the Month is to bring the community together to honor our local high school seniors for demonstrating character, integrity, love of learning, involvement in school and community activities; And/or the ability to overcome challenging life circumstances without compromising their education. The core of the Rising Star of the Month is the student who makes a difference in their home, school and community with sincerity and passion.

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Rising Star Breakfast

Rising Star Breakfasts are open to all educators, family members of students being honored, Chamber Board Members, and event sponsors. All donations to the Rising Star of the Month program are tax deductible as this is officially a program of the Chamber’s “Partner’s in Education” 501c3. If you would like to visit one of our monthly breakfast to see if you would like to be a sponsor, please email: ceo@carlsbad.org

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2022 - 2023

April 2023 Playlist

Congratulations Michael! As an April Rising Star of the Month, you demonstrate character, integrity, a love of learning, involvement in school and community activities, and overcoming challenging life circumstances without compromising your education. Well done!
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2022 - 2023

March 2023 Playlist

Congrats Ryan! As a March Rising Star of the Month, you demonstrate character, integrity, a love of learning, involvement in school and community activities, and overcoming challenging life circumstances without compromising your education. Well done!
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2022 - 2023

February 2023 Playlist

Congrats Samantha! As a February Rising Star of the Month, you demonstrate character, integrity, a love of learning, involvement in school and community activities, and overcoming challenging life circumstances without compromising your education. Well done!
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2022 - 2023

January 2023 Playlist

Congratulations Trennon! As a January Rising Star of the Month, you demonstrate character, integrity, a love of learning, involvement in school and community activities, and overcoming challenging life circumstances without compromising your education. Well done!
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2022 - 2023

December 2022 Playlist

Congratulations Aadi! As a December Rising Star of the Month, you demonstrate character, integrity, a love of learning, involvement in school and community activities, and overcoming challenging life circumstances without compromising your education. Well done!
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2022 - 2023

November 2022 Playlist

Congratulations to our Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce November Rising Star of the Month - Drea McIver-Fiorica, La Costa Canyon High School
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2022 - 2023

September 2022 Playlist

The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Rising Star Program brings the community together to honor our local high school seniors for demonstrating character, integrity, love of learning, involvement in school and community activities and/or the ability to overcome challenging life circumstances.
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2021 - 2022

March 2022 Playlist

The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Rising Star Program brings the community together to honor our local high school seniors for demonstrating character, integrity, love of learning, involvement in school and community activities and/or the ability to overcome challenging life circumstances.
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2021 - 2022

February 2022 Playlist

The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Rising Star Program brings the community together to honor our local high school seniors for demonstrating character, integrity, love of learning, involvement in school and community activities and/or the ability to overcome challenging life circumstances.
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2021 - 2022

January 2022 Playlist

The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Rising Star Program brings the community together to honor our local high school seniors for demonstrating character, integrity, love of learning, involvement in school and community activities and/or the ability to overcome challenging life circumstances.
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2021 - 2022

December 2021 Playlist

The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Rising Star Program brings the community together to honor our local high school seniors for demonstrating character, integrity, love of learning, involvement in school and community activities and/or the ability to overcome challenging life circumstances.
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2021 - 2022

November 2021 Playlist

The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Rising Star Program brings the community together to honor our local high school seniors for demonstrating character, integrity, love of learning, involvement in school and community activities and/or the ability to overcome challenging life circumstances.
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2021 - 2022

October 2021 Playlist

The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Rising Star Program brings the community together to honor our local high school seniors for demonstrating character, integrity, love of learning, involvement in school and community activities and/or the ability to overcome challenging life circumstances.
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2021 - 2022

September 2021 Playlist

The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Rising Star Program brings the community together to honor our local high school seniors for demonstrating character, integrity, love of learning, involvement in school and community activities and/or the ability to overcome challenging life circumstances.
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2020 - 2021

2021 Rising Stars of the YEAR Scholarship Winners Playlist

In September, 2020 we launched our second annual Rising Star of the Month program to honor local area high school seniors for demonstrating character, integrity, love of learning, involvement in school and community activities and the ability to overcome challenging life circumstances without compromising their education. Despite Covid moving our entire program to Zoom, we still honored nearly 40 high school seniors from four different high schools. They were all recognized for making a difference in their home, school and community. And, we are pleased to announced that nine of our Rising Stars were acknowledged last month with $1,500 scholarships as our Rising Stars of the Year. The winners of the 2020-21 Rising Star of the Year scholarships are Karen Antonio, Carlsbad High School; Carter Blom, Sage Creek High School; Chiara Frank, La Costa Canyon High School; Bennett Hochner, Sage Creek High School; Aiko Lozar, Carlsbad High School; Nolan Mejia, Sage Creek High School; Bella Niems, Sage Creek High School; Ismael Vera, Carlsbad High School; Kami Zablan, Sage Creek High School.
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2020 - 2021

April 2021 Playlist

The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Rising Star Program brings the community together to honor our local high school seniors for demonstrating character, integrity, love of learning, involvement in school and community activities and/or the ability to overcome challenging life circumstances.
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2020 - 2021

March 2021 Playlist

The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Rising Star Program brings the community together to honor our local high school seniors for demonstrating character, integrity, love of learning, involvement in school and community activities and/or the ability to overcome challenging life circumstances.
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2020 - 2021

February 2021 Playlist

The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Rising Star Program brings the community together to honor our local high school seniors for demonstrating character, integrity, love of learning, involvement in school and community activities and/or the ability to overcome challenging life circumstances.
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2020 - 2021

January 2021 Playlist

The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Rising Star Program brings the community together to honor our local high school seniors for demonstrating character, integrity, love of learning, involvement in school and community activities and/or the ability to overcome challenging life circumstances.
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2020 - 2021

December 2020 Playlist

The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Rising Star Program brings the community together to honor our local high school seniors for demonstrating character, integrity, love of learning, involvement in school and community activities and/or the ability to overcome challenging life circumstances without compromising their education.
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2020 - 2021

November 2020 Playlist

The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Rising Star Program brings the community together to honor our local high school seniors for demonstrating character, integrity, love of learning, involvement in school and community activities and/or the ability to overcome challenging life circumstances without compromising their education.
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2020 - 2021

October 2020 Playlist

The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Rising Star Program brings the community together to honor our local high school seniors for demonstrating character, integrity, love of learning, involvement in school and community activities and/or the ability to overcome challenging life circumstances without compromising their education.
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2020 - 2021

September 2020 Playlist

The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Rising Star Program brings the community together to honor our local high school seniors for demonstrating character, integrity, love of learning, involvement in school and community activities and/or the ability to overcome challenging life circumstances without compromising their education.
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2019 - 2020

2020 Rising Stars of the YEAR Scholarship Winners Playlist

In September, 2019 the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce launched its first Rising Star of the Month program. Throughout the school year, nearly 40 high school seniors from six different high schools were recognized for demonstrating character, integrity, love of learning, involvement in school and community activities and/or the ability to overcome challenging life circumstances without compromising their education. Those students were eligible to apply for the Rising Star of the Year $1,000 scholarships. The winners of the 2019-20 Rising Star of the Year scholarships are Luis Jofre, Carlsbad High School; Edward Gardner, Carlsbad High School; Aaliyah Rivas, La Costa Canyon High School; Samantha Low, Sage Creek High School; Sofia Hart, Pacific Ridge School; and Mary Fangman, Pacific Ridge School.
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2019 - 2020

February 2020 Playlist

The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Rising Star Program brings the community together to honor our local high school seniors for demonstrating character, integrity, love of learning, involvement in school and community activities and/or the ability to overcome challenging life circumstances without compromising their education.
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2019 - 2020

December 2019 Playlist

The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Rising Star Program brings the community together to honor our local high school seniors for demonstrating character, integrity, love of learning, involvement in school and community activities and/or the ability to overcome challenging life circumstances without compromising their education.
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2019 - 2020

November 2019 Playlist

The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Rising Star Program brings the community together to honor our local high school seniors for demonstrating character, integrity, love of learning, involvement in school and community activities and/or the ability to overcome challenging life circumstances without compromising their education.
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2019 - 2020

October 2019 Playlist

The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Rising Star Program brings the community together to honor our local high school seniors for demonstrating character, integrity, love of learning, involvement in school and community activities and/or the ability to overcome challenging life circumstances without compromising their education.
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2019 - 2020

September 2019 Playlist

The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Rising Star Program brings the community together to honor our local high school seniors for demonstrating character, integrity, love of learning, involvement in school and community activities and/or the ability to overcome challenging life circumstances without compromising their education.

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