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Academic excellence will be recognized Wednesday during "Senior Honors Night" at Santa
Maria High School.

The recognition for 110 SMHS students including 95 who earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher kicks off at 6
p.m. inside the Ethel Pope Auditorium on the campus. The scholars racked up more
$1.1 million in scholarships. That does not include FAFSA or Cal Grants. Mayor Alice Patino is the
featured speaker.

SMHS Career and College Advisor Anita R. Salomon described the group as "inspiring" and

"The Class of 2014 is the highest accomplished and the most achieving class I have worked with in
four years,'' Salomon said.”They are very competitive, involved in community service and we all
expect great things from each of them.''

Community members including SMHS Alumni, Que Padre, the California Strawberry Commission, the Santa
Barbara Foundation and others will be distributing awards and scholarships. Two students also
received the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship, which pays all educational expenses to the
doctorate. The choir will perform military theme songs for those students who have chosen careers
with the armed forces.

The majority of the seniors will receive their cords, various sashes and pins to wear at their
graduation ceremony.

Seniors Enrique Jacobo and Domitila Carmona summed up their high school experiences: "SMHS is
second to none!"

"I am proud of my accomplishments and I hope others see me as a role model,'' Carmona
said.”I want to thank my teachers and staff for giving me support and believing in me.''

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