Names in the News

Wilson Classical High School student Karley Cable earned a certificate of excellence from the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards and a President’s Volunteer Service Award granted by the program on behalf of President Barack Obama. The Prudential honor is given in partnership with the Association of Secondary School Principals. The student was honored for her community service and a public service announcement that she created with members of her high school dance team to show the dangers of texting while driving. The short film is titled “It Can Wait.”

Lindsey Middle School and Poly High School MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement) teams took third place and second place respectively in the MESA Statewide Championship held recently at the University of the Pacific. The MESA advisor at Lindsey is Adrienne Sandstedt, and the advisor at Poly is Masaru "Kent" Kawai.

Celeste Goodwin, a sophomore at the California Academy of Mathematics and Science, was a finalist at History Day California recently in Riverside and was chosen from among all the competitors in her category to represent California at National History Day in Virginia this summer. Her entry was an exhibit titled "The Other Title IX: Failure to Close the Gender Gap in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)."

Board of Education Member Felton Williams will be honored with a Humanitarian Award from the California Conference for Equality and Justice on Wednesday, May 21 during a 6:30 p.m. dinner at the Hyatt Regency, 200 S. Pine Ave., Long Beach. The non-profit CCEJ is dedicated to eliminating bias, bigotry and racism in America.