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Suzanne Arnold was named Nurse of the Year by the Long Beach School Nurses Association.  She has worked as a nurse for 29 years, including the past six years at Hudson and Bethune schools.

Janice Filer, principal at the California Academy of Mathematics and Science, was recently named Secondary Principal of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Region XIV.

Board of Education Member Felton Williams, Assistant Superintendent for Middle and K-8 Schools Gwen Mathews, and Head Start Director Linda James received the Alpha Award of Honor for Educational Leadership from the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

Vanitha Chandrasekhar, educational technology coordinator, will serve on the National Council on Digital Citizenship and Creative Content.  The council aims to address K-12 school systems’ needs to teach appropriate and fair usage of digital content.

Ronald Siong, third grade teacher at Hudson K-8 School, will attend The Boeing Company’s all-expenses-paid, week-long trip to NASA’s Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala. next month.

Suzanne Arnold was named Nurse of the Year by the Long Beach School Nurses Association.  She has worked as a nurse for 29 years, including the past six years at Hudson and Bethune schools.

The City of Long Beach chose three Poly High School students as representatives to the third annual Long Beach-Yokkaichi, Japan and Tianjin, China International Environmental Summit.  The students are Haley DeBoom, Tatynisha Graham and Jaylynn Branch.  Also selected was Tincher Preparatory School eighth grader Mikel Yi.

A joint team of Wilson Classical High School & Whitney High School Students earned a Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam grant of nearly $10,000 to create a green-power system for semi-tractor trailer trucks.  The goal of the invention is to meet the truck cab's electrical needs (such as air conditioning) while the truck is stationary and the truck driver is living in his cab.  Wilson math teacher Anthony Falcone (an MIT alum) initiated the InvenTeam application process last spring.

Birney Elementary School student Amanda Angeles won first place in the National American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s 2010 Better Hearing and Speech Month Drawing Contest.

Winners of the Save Me a Spot in College Poster and Written Word Contest included Kafele Crear, Poly; Noah Frazier, DeMille; Rocio Najera, Rogers; Bryce Robinson, Washington; and Camille Samala, Hoover.  Winning students earned scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,500.

Nurse of the Year Suzanne Arnold