LBUSD Students Excel in Writing, Geography

Jordan High School tenth grader Thelma Sabido and Marshall Middle School sixth grader Bridget Womack each won a gold award in the recent AVID Los Angeles County Write-Off. The winning essayists competed with thousands of students enrolled in Advancement Via Individual Determination college prep classes throughout the county. Michael Diaz, seventh grader at Cubberley, qualified for the California State Geography Bee sponsored by National Geographic. Only 100 fourth through eighth graders in the state went to Sacramento to compete. Michael qualified for the finals, missing no questions in all eight preliminary rounds. He finished in ninth place overall in California. Michael is the second student from Cubberley to participate and the first one to have qualified for the finals. He is the son of substitute teacher Cyndy Diaz and TALB President Tony Diaz.