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May 22 2013

America’s Finest – 2013

On Sunday, May 19th, 2013 Reality Changers held it’s 13th Annual Scholarship Celebration which recognized 200 seniors who will be going to colleges across the nation.

This year, the Class of 2013 earned over $14,000,000 in scholarships! Check out the pictures below for some highlights!


afesetAmerica’s Finest was made possible by our friends at ESET!

Bill Kowba -Honorary Member of the Class of 2013Reality Changers presented to Superintendent Bill Kowba his very own sweatshirt as an Honorary Member of the Class of 2013. Superintendent Kowba is retiring at the conclusion of this school year and we appreciate all he has done over the years to support Reality Changers and first generation college students.

Xavier The X-ManXavier The X-Man from 92.5 was our Special Guest MC!

Quino!Quino from Big Mountain!

Jackie Robinson YMCA Drumline The Jackie Robinson Family YMCA Thunder Squad Drumline helped us transition into the official program.

af-mayaMaya (9th grade student) gave a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem

af03Mayor Bob Filner and Assembly Majority Leader Toni Atkins offered a special congratulations to the graduating class.

af-officials2School Board Member Marne Foster, Incoming Superintendent Cindy Marten, Retiring Superintendent Bill Kowba, Mayor Bob Filner, Assemblymember Shirley Weber, and Assemblymember Toni Atkins on stage with
Reality Changers Founder & President Christopher Yanov.

af-hawaiiReality Changers students Leslie, Daniel, and Daisy were awarded scholarships to attend UCSD’s Academic Connections program in Hawaii!

We heard amazing stories from these students…

Vicky - Stanford UniversityVicky from Point Loma High School who will be attending Stanford University.

Lucerito - UCSDLucerito from Southwest High School is a Gates Millenium Scholar and will be attending UC San Diego!

af-max2Max, a Future Aztec, surprised us all with his break dancing performance.
Halfway through his routine, Max removed his prosthetic leg!

Reality Changers awarded 200 sweatshirts to the Class of 2013!
Here are just a few…

af-sdsuFuture SDSU Aztecs!

af-ucsdFuture UCSD Tritons!

af-USDFuture USD Toreros!
Thank you University of San Diego for opening your doors for Reality Changers to host America’s Finest!

 
Photos by Alan Decker & Derick Le