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-VACAVILLE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT-

Paul Tytler, Principal  Sandra Ohara, Assistant Principal  Bill Ewing, Assistant Principal
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January 1 , 2018

To Whom It May Concern,

It is a pleasure to be writing this letter of recommendation for Michael Zughbaba. As Michael’s US History
teacher, I have continually been impressed with his exceptional quality of work as a student, and
outstanding character as a person. He displays great leadership skills, incredible work ethic, and is
looked to as a leader on campus by both his peers and the staff.

Buckingham Charter Magnet High School is a small college prep school with an emphasis on STEAM
(Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) and very high expectations. As a Social Studies
teacher at this school I strive to have our students not only master the content but come to their own
reasoned conclusions about historical and current events. In this very competitive atmosphere, Michael
continues to exceed expectations.

Mr. Zughbaba does not merely complete assigned work in order to receive a grade, but rather,
synthesizes new information in a broader understanding of the subject. His eloquent style and natural
ability to articulately express himself through his writing is demonstrated in every assignment that he
turns in. His work consistently shows not only completion, but higher level critical thinking skills. This
is represented in his 3.77 grade point average and yearly recognition of high honors. In addition to his
academic success, Michael volunteers at the local hospital and is a leader of an on campus initiative
called Breaking Down the Walls. He also is an important member of both the football and basketball
teams for Buckingham.

Michael has a great rapport with his classmates and the staff of the entire school. He collaborates with
other students during group work and meaningfully contributes to class discussions. He treats everyone
with kindness and respect while firmly voicing his opinions. Michael will accomplish whatever he sets
his mind to in his mind to and has my highest recommendation to represent Buckingham at Boy’s State.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if I can be of any further assistance.

Cordially,

James Buescher
Social Studies Department
Buckingham Charter Magnet High School

188 Bella Vista Road, Suite B  Vacaville, California 95687  Phone 707-453-7300  Fax 707-453-7303
http://buckingham.vacavilleusd.org