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! Below are some highlights!

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

Bill Kowba- Reality 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-Man from 92.5 was our Special Guest MC!

Quino from Big Mountain!

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

Maya (9th grade student) gave a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem

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

School 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.

Reality 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 from Point Loma High School who will be attending Stanford University.

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

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

Thank you University of San Diego for opening your doors for Reality Changers to host America’s Finest!


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