Cesar Rivas
winners 2010 Cesar Rivas is a 2009 graduate from Azusa High School and attended University of California-Berkeley. Despite having to face numerous obstacles in his life, Cesar has developed crucial leadership skills that he uses to positively influence his peers at school and in the community. With the constant support of his mother and other family members, Cesar has reached his goal of being accepted into a top-notch institution of higher education. However, he understands that his future "will be filled with a lot more obstacles in the road, obstacles that are essential in order to continue pursuing (his) dreams as they have taught (him) to grow up, mature and overcome them in order to move on with life." Cesar will undoubtedly be able to overcome these obstacles with the same optimism that has led him to his current success.