Schoolwatch: First to graduate: Rio Mesa friends see education as key to leaving farm work
By Wendy Leung
Posted June 6, 2014 at 10:39 a.m.
Juan Carlo/THE STAR Alondra Mendoza of Rio Mesa High School goes over her notes in her Oxnard home with parents Gilberto Mendoza and Margarita Martinez. She will be the first in her family to graduate from a U.S. high school.
Photo by Juan Carlo, Ventura County Star
Juan Carlo/THE STAR Alondra Mendoza (left) and Maria Monjaraz (right), best friends at Rio Mesa High School, talk before their mariachi class.