The Civic Learning Award for public schools is co-sponsored by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye. It recognizes and value the important role of public schools in preparing students for participation in our democracy. The awards are designed to both celebrate successful efforts to engage students in civic learning and to identify successful models that can be replicated in other schools.
Nathan Rodriguez - ASB President
"We deserved it because we did a lot during the year."
Ruby Chairez - Student
"We did a haunted house in October, in November we did a special welcome back for a little kid that was in the hospital, in December we did our Winter Dance and we did “pizza studios” throughout the year."
Marlyne Flores - ASB Vice President
"It helps kids so they can have fun and it helps the community."
Gloria Andrade - Student
"This is important because we need plenty of volunteers to help our ASB and help our community."
"We are able to develop future leaders here to make sure that they ownership not only of their school but their own community," said Roosevelt ES Principal Sal Aquino.
"They have surpassed my expectations," said their teacher/sponsor Bilma Bermudez. "They’re learning about their civic duty. They’re learning its not just about what they want its about what’s good for the school and what’s good for the community."
Students being honored also include:
- Stephanie Torres
- Xeomara Qintero
- Neriah Huerta
- Fernanda Bahena Espinoza
- Amy Martinez
- Crystal Esparza
- Ashley Molina
- Ruby Quiroz
- Jennifer Abarca
- Isabella Soto
- Angeles Mata
- Jonathan Soto
- Patricia Torres
- Freddy Quintanar
- Melanie Rosa
- Errick Barbosa