University High wins 10th straight National Academic Decathlon title
University High School won its 10th straight National Academic Decathlon Small School Championship title at the virtual finals in late April with a rating of 36,306.80 out of a possible 48,000 points.
UHS was represented by coach Sean Canfield and group members Fayyaz Ahamed, Philip Canoza, Lillian Torres, Hanna Anderson, Lauren Antt, Joshua Stair, Michael Perales, Michael Seley and Nathaniel Whitaker.
The United States Academic Decathlon consists of 10 events in a scholastic competition for groups of high school students.Fresno County Workplace of Ed honors 8 WISE schools 8 Fresno County schools
-5 from Central Unified – will be honored with the Superintedent’s Design Arts(SMART) award, the Fresno County Office of Education said.The schools being honored are: El Capitan Middle, Harvest
Elementary, Madison Elementary James K. Polk Elementary and River Bluff Elementary, Central Unified; Indianola Elementary, Selma Unified; and Jefferson Elementary and Quail Lake Environmental Charter, Sanger Unified.The awards ceremony is May 24 from 4 pm to 6 pm at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel located at 2233 Ventura St. in downtown Fresno.The schools are getting recognition for accomplishing equity and offering access to top quality arts education programs for their students, the office of education said.The event will include performances by students from the honored schools. The event is complimentary and available to the general public.
Clovis teacher wins unique ed award An instructor from Clovis Unified School District was bestowed the Special
Ed Teacher of the Year Award on Might 11 at a banquet sponsored by Fresno State’s Kremen School of Education Meaghan Young, a resource expert app instructor at Gettysburg Primary school, was provided the award at the Carolyn Dobbs Special Education Instructor of the Year Banquet.UCLA honors grad Rafer Johnson Rafer Johnson, the Kingsburg High School graduate who went on to become a two-time Olympian and later assisted start Special Olympics, has a new honor: the UCLA Medal.That title was bestowed on him Might 17 in recognition of his deal with Special Olympics.Johnson went to UCLA and earned a degree in athletics. He got a silver medal in the 1956 Olympics as
a decathlete, and after that won the gold in the competition 4 years later. As captain of the United States
Olympic team, he was the very first African American to carry the American flag throughout opening ceremonies.The UCLA Medal was established in 1979 as a method to honor graduates whose work exhibits the ideals of the university.FCOE receives $100,000 arts grant The Fresno County Office of Education is getting a$ 100,000 Artwork grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.FCOE will utilize the
grant to broaden the Any Given Kid program to rural school districts that are restoring the arts for students. Any Offered Kid is a collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Carrying out Arts that leverages community resources to supply a top quality arts education for all transitional kindergarten through eighth grade students.Welty scholarship started at CHSU California Health Sciences University has actually developed the John Welty and Sharon
Brown-Welty Scholarship Endowment with an initial anonymous promise of $50,000. The pledge and an objective to enhance the endowment to $500,000 was announced during a reception honoring the Weltys for their efforts to increase access to higher education in the Valley. John Welty functioned as president of Fresno State from 1991 till his retirement in 2013. CHSU was established by the Assemi family in 2012. It prepares to open up to 10 post-graduate colleges to train health care specialists.