Rancho Santa Fe resident receives Bishop’s ‘Head of School Award’


Rancho Santa Fe resident Summerset Jacleen Thompson was presented the Head of School Award at graduation from The Bishop’s School on May 25 for demonstrating exceptional leadership, scholarship and achievement as a student in the class of 2012.

Summer served as the president of the Senior Class. She was editor-in-chief of The Bishop’s School Yearbook and won the Upper School Award in religious studies for her work in Advanced Honors Philosophy. In addition, Summer was acknowledged for six years of perfect attendance from seventh through 12th grade, and she was presented the Stephanie Blankenship Award for six years on the Honor Roll. Summer is a National Merit Commended Scholar and an AP Scholar.

Summer is the daughter of J. Michael Thompson (deceased) and Caroline Winter Thompson. She attended the Rancho Santa Fe Elementary School (R. Roger Rowe) where her parents were early founding members of the Rancho Santa Fe School Endowment. Summer also attended the American School in London for one year, prior to entering The Bishop’s School in seventh grade. Outside of school, Summer worked as a volunteer camp counselor at the Helen Woodward Animal Center and she pursued physical fitness in yoga and gymnastics, with part-time work at the Lululemon store in the Carlsbad Forum.

After completing a paid internship at the U-T San Diego in June and July, Summer will continue her education in the fall at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism, with a major in digital media and broadcasting.