My name is Esperanza Matteucci. I was born in Sacramento, California and I attended Saint Francis Elementary. My family and I relocated to Santa Cruz County in 2013. Once here I attended Good Shepherd Catholic School. After middle school I attended Monte Vista Christian School and here I have been able to grow as a leader, student, and person. I am so thankful to my family and friends for all their support!

Esperanza was nominated for this prestigious award by Chapter 846 Adviser Scott Nystrom. Susan Swing is Principal at Monte Vista Christian High School in Watsonville.