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Region 9

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Rodrigo Arenas, President & Historian
Rodrigo Arenas is a senior at Paramount High School. He is serving as Region 9 Historian, and has been in FCCLA for two years. Throughout his FCCLA journey, he has learned how to effectively communicate with others, gained leadership and be more confident. Rodrigo has competed in the team event "Focus on Children" at the region and state level and hopes to compete in other events in the upcoming year. He is also involved in other school activities such as Unity Club, Interact Club, CSF, CRU Club and Link Crew. He enjoys reading, watching movies, and taking naps. He hopes to attend CSULB and major in child development.


Erika Irra, Vice President & Reporter
Erika Irra is a senior at Paramount High School and is serving as region 9 Reporter- the upcoming year will be her third year in FCCLA. She has competed in the STAR event "Focus on Children" and has learned many skills such as working as a team and leadership. She was previously our region historian and hopes to use the skills she learned to make this experience even better. At school, she is part of CSF, Link Crew and the Yearbook staff reporter. She enjoys editing, graphic design, writing books, and watching television. In the future, she hopes to attend CSULB and major in Film Production.


Valerie Bastidas, Secretary
Valerie Bastidas is a Senior at Paramount High School and is serving as our region 9 Secretary. She has been in FCCLA for 1 year and learned how to develop leadership and public speaking skills. Some of her extracurricular activities are being apart EAOP, a part time job at Taco Nazo, and ASB- In college I want to study human services and hope to be a social worker.


Roxanna Becerra, Treasurer
Roxanna "Roxey" Becerra is a Junior at Paramount High School. She is currently serving as Region 9 Treasurer and has been in FCCLA for one year. This organization has taught her how to develop leadership and be better at public speaking. She has learned such skills by running for region officer and competing on the STAR event "Sustainability Challenge" at the Region and State Level. She is also very involved in other high school activities such as band, CSF and Color guard. She enjoys collecting KPOP photocards, dancing, and cooking. She hopes to attend UC San Diego and major in Political Science.



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Region 9 Coordinators

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Aileen Tanimoto-Matsuura, , CFS Instructor
Retired 2020 Paramount High School
42 years Family and Consumer Science Foods of the World Child Learning Lab Advanced Child Development FHA/FCCLA
Advisor 44 years

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Melina Mai, CTE Instructor
Principles of Education
AP Comp. Science A
AP Comp. Science Principles
Paramount High School, Senior Campus

STAR Chairperson

Christina Martin, FCS Instructor
Torrance High School
2200 W Carson Drive
Torrance, CA 90501

Karim Girgis, Principal



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