Sports Illustrated

A CSDR student made big news when his picture and accomplishments were published in the world famous Sports Illustrated magazine as part of the publication’s weekly feature, “Faces in the Crowd.” Senior Noah Valencia, who had a stellar basketball season during the past winter in which he broke numerous personal, school, and local records and had his biggest game in December 2015 against Baker in which he scored 71 points, the 10th highest ever in the state of California, was recognized by the magazine in their May 2, 2016 issue. Sports Illustrated’s Faces in the Crowd page recognizes various student athletes from across the nation for their exceptional athletic performances. Noah was selected due the fact that he had just been awarded the Most Valuable Player at the Inland Sports All Star Classic after turning in a 35-point performance in the game to lead his team to a 136-121 win. Noah was also recognized as the National Deaf Interscholastic Athletic Association’s Division 1 Player of the Year. According to Noah, it had always been a dream of his to be in Sports Illustrated at some point in his life, so he is thrilled that his dream has come true at last. CSDR could not be more proud of their student athlete for being a remarkable role model.