Ciara has played soccer for Pleasanton RAGE for 14 years, most currently as a member of the Competitive Program on the 2005 Select team.
A senior at Amador Valley High School, Ciara has a GPA of 4.34 and is currently undecided as to where she will attend college, possibly UT Austin or UCLA. She plans on majoring in Neuroscience or Psychobiology.
To date, Ciara’s academic honors and accomplishments include AP Scholar with Distinction; National Merit Commended Scholar; 3-year Honor Roll distinction in middle school; Trombone Player: Concert Band, Wind Ensemble Band, & Amador Valley Marching Band; American Legion Auxiliary State Finalist; Team Captain, Pleasanton RAGE.
Equally important and inspiring is Ciara’s list of community service, specifically her involvement in the following: Math Olympiad, as a Coach held meetings, lead specialized math lessons, and administered contests while creating a fun, engaging environment for 7 elementary school students; Kids Against Hunger, as a volunteer packing food for communities in need, both locally and overseas; PUSD, as an Academic Tutor helping 4th graders struggling with math; Special Olympics; Campana Jazz Festival.
Ciara chose the RAGE core value “Attitude” for her essay topic. She says that “my winning attitude is perseverance through obstacles… I’ve played for RAGE longer than any other commitment in my life, and it has been the most formative facet of my youth. I will miss the game and my teammates…, but will forever carry my winning attitude through the trials of adult life.”