Trustees recognize honorees from the Santa Clara County Alliance of Black Educators' 28th Annual Student Recognition Program
Milpitas Unified School District's Board of Education recognized winners from the Santa Clara County Alliance of Black Educators' 28th Annual Student Recognition Program during its June 13 meeting. The event, which was held April 23 at San Jose State University, is one of the longest running events in the nation organized by a local community organization to recognize African American students.
While Ezuma Ble, Jacorey Hudson, Jordan Paran Parham, and S’Ven Morley, formerly eighth graders at Rancho Milpitas Middle School; Nyla Choates, formerly an eighth grader at Thomas Russell Middle School; and Carmelo Rivera and Ondrea Betner, formerly sixth graders at Weller Elementary School were the only ones who could attend the meeting, certificates were mailed to all 24 honorees of the program.
Other student winners and their respective schools and grade levels from this year include: Alexis Hodgson, Joseph Ofagalilo Williams, Kaelina Harris, Karrington Kenney, and Leila Phillips, eighth graders at Thomas Russell Middle School; Dawn Betner, a sixth grader at Rose Elementary School; and Ajene Revell, Amir Usman Davis, Brandy Redic, Cheyanne Hankins, Cyann Anderson, Dakiya Banks, El-Nia Shifa, Hibo Osman, Jesse Njuki, Kareem Bailey, and Reese Turner, seniors from Milpitas High School.
By Amanda Montoro
Fourth grade teacher at Alexander Rose Elementary School
Fourty-three excited students experienced the great outdoors Saturday, March 4 when the Milpitas Rotary Club sponsored them for the 19th Annual Fishing in the City event.
Two fish were caught by patient fisherwomen: Viridiana Falcon and Grace Liu. The barbecue, enjoyed by all, assured that no one went home disappointed.
Special thanks to Officer Eric Emanuelle and Superintendent Cheryl Jordan for making this trip possible for our kiddos.