Thursday, January 10, 2013

Alisal district recognizes star students

Media hounds were ready for another showdown Wednesday night, when the Alisal Board of Trustees was scheduled to meet. There was nothing particularly controversial on the agenda, but word had it people still unhappy with the naming of the new school after Tiburcio Vásquez were planning their next move and were going to announce it at the meeting.

The meeting was cancelled by a lack of quorum. José Castañeda, who apparently hasn't resigned, was one of the trustees absent.

Cancellation notwithstanding, attending trustees and staff kept their plans to host a celebration for 47 students who earned perfect grades in the state tests, either in English or math, when they took them in the spring.

Two of them, Leonel Garibay and Jasmine Velasquez, earned perfect scores both in English and math.

They were so proud, these young scholars, showing off their badges of honor and taking pictures with their families and teachers.They were treated to cakes and hugs, who can resist?

Jose Luis Rodriguez, father of Edwin Rodriguez, a third grader at Creekside Elementary, was beaming.

"I"m really proud," he said. "I hope he remains on this path moving forward."

This is a photo of Edwin

And this is Jasmine Velásquez, surrounded by parents and teacher

You kids make us proud! You rock!

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