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Longfellow Elementary School fifth graders presented their technology projects recently at the Computer Using Educator’s Student Showcase in Palm Springs.  Using iMovie and green screen technologies, students shared their documentary news films with teachers from across the country.  The team included students Owen Skinner, Ben Rodriguez, Megan Dines and Kaelyn Moses.  Their teacher is Chris Eckert.

Cabrillo High School engineering and design students delivered a presentation to industry professionals recently, depicting a design for a spaceship.  Observing the presentation at the El Segundo Air Force Base were senior members of the U.S. military, university directors, and MIT and Harvard graduates.  Members of the student team were Jeth Dimarucot, Marco Flores, Celso Gallardo, Kelly Garcia, Gilmer Navarro, Oscar Sevilla and Kristan Tate.

LBUSD’s Concerned African American Parents (CAAP) group recently announced the winners of their Student Oration Contest.  Participants in grades 3 to 5 were Caleb Jackson of Bixby (1st place), Aaliya Smith of Burbank (2nd), and Jordan Turner of Lafayette (3rd).  Participants in grades 6 to 8 were Tatiana Tate of Bancroft (1st), LaGina Weaver of Hill (2nd), Stone Houston of Robinson (3rd), and Cirra Crooms of Hughes.  Participants in grades 9 to 12 were Clyde (CJ) Weaver of Millikan (1st), Taryne Chatman of Millikan (2nd), Sabrina Montgomery of Millikan (3rd), and Ebony Priddie of Renaissance.  On hand for the contest was former LBUSD Board of Education President Bobbie Smith, who praised the students for their presentations and donated two freshly baked sweet potato pies for a CAAP drawing in honor of Black History Month.  Winners received gift cards donated by businesses.