by LIZ ONUFER | photos by Spark Photography

Scouts, Sports, and Scholarship

student_shurer1A 10th grader at Rancho Bernardo High School, Arianna Shuler can be found anywhere from cheering on the football field to volunteering at the Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County. “I really like to be active in my school and community because I feel more connected to those around me,” she shared. The 92128 student star has high energy, diverse commitments, and plenty of inspiration.

At the age of five, Arianna began participating in Girl Scouts and cheerleading. These activities have come to play a big role in her life ever since, earning her recognition for her hard work and commitment in both. From the Girl Scouts, Arianna was awarded the Bronze and Silver Awards and is now working towards her Gold Award. As a cheerleader, for many years with RB Pop Warner Cheer, she was selected as an All-American Cheerleader Scholar. This year, Arianna is the cheer captain for the RBHS JV squad.

“I really like to be active in my school and community because I feel more connected to those around me.”


Today as a high school student, Arianna seeks different ways to be active and connected. “I tried something new last year,” she explained, “by joining the shot put and discus team for the RB track team, and I started playing rugby recently.”

She enjoys a challenge in the classroom, too. “Even though it’s a tough class, I am really enjoying AP European History,” Arianna shared. “It requires a lot of time, but I love learning about the past, and Mr. Basehore, our teacher, makes things really interesting by relating it to the world today.” She appreciates all the staff and students at RBHS. “I like the fact that there is a lot of diversity, but people there are really inclusive,” she acknowledged. “I know that everyone on staff is there to help us, from the office secretaries all the way up to our principal, Mr. LeMaster, who goes to almost every event.”

Name: Arianna Kier Shuler
School: Rancho Bernardo High School
Grade: 10
Parents: Anna Vasquez and Kevin Shuler
Siblings: Joaquin (7), Trinity (9), Cheyenne (16)
Favorite Place in 92128: My favorite place is the plaza in Carmel Mountain. I always see people there that I know and there is a variety of good things to eat there like In-N-Out and Chick-fil-A

As for her inspiration, Arianna looks to “strong, smart, determined women,” in particular American businesswoman Mellody Hobson. Arianna plans to major in business at one of the UC or CSU schools “because California has the best schools.” Long-term, she shared, “I want to work as a DEA or FBI agent, fields where women of color are especially underrepresented.”