The Riverbank High School Winterguard recently took ninth place at the Winterguard International Championships in Dayton, Ohio. The Riverbank squad competed against 125 groups from throughout the United States, Japan, Canada, England and Holland. The instructors for the Riverbank High School Winterguard are Sonia Duarte, Samora Mellor, Carolina Drago and Fransisco Gurrero. The Winterguard members are: Reyna Bernal, Monica Calderon, Briana Tlascala, Mariella Vigil, Jordan Blevins, Manuel Tlascala, Jessica Gonzalez, Elizabeth Uscanga, Daisy Calderon, Lindsey Barth, Rebecca Garcia, Karina Vigil, Alyssa Quintana, Yoseline Avina and Candice Walsh.
Four AFS Intercultural Program students, who attend local high schools, recently spoke at the Modesto Soroptimist Luncheon. Pictured are, from left: Michelle Bays, former AFS exchange student from Patterson High and current host mother; Teresa Bartsch, Germany, Ripon High; Zuzana Winklerova, Slovakia, Ripon High; Nichakorn Srisakdi, Thailand, Patterson High; Suvi Sipila, Finland, Beyer High; and Bette Belle Smith, a Modesto AFS Chapter Founder in the 1960s.
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