Names in the News

Students Alyssa Krug of CAMS and Sean Rickter of Poly, along with teacher Melinda Ramsey of Jordan, were selected as the new sister-city goodwill ambassadors to represent Long Beach in Yokkaichi, Japan.  The trio will visit Japan this summer.

Several students earned kudos at the State School Technology Event honoring innovative use of technology in designing classroom video/media projects.  Teams from Cubberley and Tincher schools presented projects at the California Student Technology Showcase recently in Palm Springs.  Earning recognition certificates from Cubberley’s team, coordinated by teachers Kristine Dassero and Sarah Dassero, were fourth graders Jack Herrema, Macey Coffman, Dextin Sparrevohn and Ayato Hisanaga.  Tincher’s team, coordinated by teachers Chris Eckert and Jamie Vallianos-Healy, included fourth and fifth graders Sage Salice, Elisabeth Loveridge, Sage Davis and Brook Sasse.

High school seniors Jeffery Washington and Karina Simpson of CAMS, and Aaron Irving of Millikan have earned Posse Foundation full-ride scholarships of $100,000 each to (respectively) Kalamazoo College, Bucknell University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  The students were nominated by The Harbor Area Chapter of The Links international women's group.  Bryant Elementary School Principal Doris Robinson is President of the Harbor Chapter.  The Roberta and Matthew Jenkins Family Foundation helped secure the scholarships.

Fifteen Jordan High School students completed last month’s Los Angeles Marathon: Yoselin Chavez, Alfonso Escobar, Illiana Garcia, Elizabeth Hernandez, Marco Iniquez, Evelin Llamas, Myrian Lamas, Diana Martinez, Eric Nao, Javier Reyes, Gladis Rivera, Brenda Salazar, Jennifer Samayoa, Yessenia Samayoa and Stacey Walker.

Local chef and Fremont Elementary School parent Paul Buchanan got a taste of fame in the March/April edition of Westways, the magazine of the Automobile Club of Southern California.  Westways is the tenth largest magazine in the nation, with a circulation of about 3.6 million.  The magazine notes that Chef Paul, as he is know to Fremont students, helps the school to maintain an organic garden, and he helped to get a salad bar placed in the lunchroom.  He also runs Days of Taste, which allows fourth graders to go to the farmers market and choose ingredients to make and eat a salad.