Never Resting on Their Laurels — 2012 California Distinguished School Laurel Elementary School had yet another reason to smile, Wednesday, February 27, at CUSD’s Club of Champions assembly, which honored students for their perfect scores on the CST test. (Sentinel File Photo)
Students enter CUSD’s Club of Champions at Recognition Assembly
More than 280 Compton Unified School District (CUSD) elementary and secondary school students received honorary medals for achieving perfect scores on last year’s California Standardized Test (CST), Wednesday, February 27.
As part of the District’s Club of Champions CST Recognition Assembly in Compton High School’s auditorium, 601 S. Acacia St., from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., students, grades 3 thru 12, representing 31 schools were recognized for their high scores in subjects including: English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, Science, and History/Social Science. Event sponsors included Piara Pizza, TAJ Office Supplies, United Rangers of America and Kroger.
Special guests included CUSD Superintendent Darin Brawley, Associate Superintendent of Educational Services Abimbola Ajala-Williams, Ed.D., Chief Administrative Officer Alejandro Alvarez, and Senior Director of Secondary Education JaMaiia Bond. Board of Trustees Vice-President Margie Garrett and Board Member Emma Sharif were also present.
Student Board Member Natalia-Cerilyn Su’a and Alternate Student Board Member Viviana Sainz, Associated Student Body members Eddie Gonzalez (Centennial), Antonio Griffin (Compton), and Aaron Moore (Dominguez) served as the event’s Masters of Ceremony. Festivities also included a musical performance by Compton High School’s Marching Band, Foster Elementary’s Bell Corps, and the Walton Middle School Cadet’s presentation of colors.
Honorees represented the following schools: Anderson, Bunche, Bursch, Carver, Clinton, Dickison, Emerson, Foster, Jefferson, Kelly, Kennedy, King, Laurel, Lincoln, Longfellow, Mayo, McKinley, McNair, Roosevelt, Rosecrans, Tibby, and Washington elementary schools; Bunche, Davis, Enterprise, Roosevelt, Vanguard, Walton, Whaley, and Willowbrook middle schools; and Dominguez High School.
Superintendent Darin Brawley praised the District’s high achievers for a job well done. “Everything we do would not be possible without our primary stakeholders, and they are the students. I want to congratulate them on an awesome accomplishment; a perfect score on the CST. We also have some students that have done it several times, which is something they and their parents should all be very proud of.”