Aya Aziz
Central Region
Chapter 512 – Redwood High School, Visalia
Adviser Georgette Cheatwood

Aya Aziz is a student at Redwood High School in Visalia and is currently serving as Vice-President of her CSF chapter. Her activities while a member of CSF include the Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive, Kaweah Oaks Preserve, Visalia Rescue Mission, Prestigious Assisted Living Home and a blood drive. As an activity that serves to continue to promote CSF for years to come, Aya developed and promoted a CSF Freshman Orientation Power Point that was utilized via Zoom this past year as well.

CSF Advisor, Georgette Cheatwood writes “Aya sets goals, and then methodically puts strategies in place to turn her dreams and ideas into reality.”  Her fondness of music led to the creation of the Playing Love Quintet with fellow high school musicians which has been a platform for raising funds for Preemptive Love, an organization providing relief to refugees of war. Aya expressed the importance of this organization as it is a link to her Iraqi heritage and memory of the sacrifice her parents made.

In her letter of recommendation, Rudolfina Sjostrand states “Aya plays not only for herself, but for others.” She has also been recognized by the Tulare Kings County Music Educators Association Honor Orchestra, the California Orchestra Directors Association Annual All-State Honor String Orchestra, the College of Sequoias Symphony as well as the Redwood High School Chamber Orchestra. Aya has also participated in the Science Olympiad and tennis teams and has worked at the Visalia Cardiovascular and Medical Center this past year.

She will continue her education at Stanford University studying Science, Technology, and Society.