AVID standouts are awarded scholarships


BELL INTERMEDIATE student Tyler Everett and Fitz Intermediate student Mazen Nematalla were awarded $10,000 college scholarships from the Angels Baseball Foundation with a commitment to continue in the AVID program and attend a four-year university after high school (GGUSD photo).

Ten Garden Grove Unified School District students were recognized during the Orange County Department of Education’s AVID Eighth Grade Standout Ceremony held May 16 at Angel Stadium. GGUSD is proud to announce that two GGUSD students were selected as Angels Scholars and awarded $10,000 in college scholarships. This is a prestigious recognition that was only awarded to seven students across all of Orange County.

GGUSD’s Angels Scholars are Tyler Everett of Bell Intermediate and Mazen Nematalla of Fitz Intermediate. The $10,000 scholarship awarded to the Angels Scholars is contingent upon a commitment to remain in the AVID program for the four years in high school and receive acceptance to a four-year university.

The Angels Foundation generously gifted each of the Standouts with an HP laptop along with an Angels’ hat, certificate, and medal.  The 10 Eighth Grade Standouts from GGUSD intermediate schools include:  Andrea Soriano, Alamitos; Tyler Everett, Bell; Zurisadai Aranda, Doig; Mazen Nematalla, Fitz; Joshua Hoang, Irvine; Han Diep, Jordan; Y Truong, Lake; Nelson H. Nguyen, McGarvin; Leslie Renderos, Ralston; and Guadalupe Villicana, Walton.

Vaping prevention workshop set

The Ocean View School District is hosting – in combination with the Orange County Department of Education – a workshop on vaping prevention on Tuesday, May 28.

Set to start at 6 p.m., the workshop will be held at Spring View Middle School, 16662 Trudy Lane in Huntington Beach.

The workshop will focus on:

  • What the new type of e-cigarettes look like
  • What research says about the risks of youth vaping
  • How vaping devices are used with marijuana
  • How to talk to your child about vaping
  • What prevention resources are available.

For more information, call Stephen Lambert, OCDE prevention coordinator, at (714) 966-4412.

Valedictorians to be introduced

The valedictorians of the high school graduating classes of 2019 will be introduced at tonight’s (Tuesday) meeting of the Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education.

Kelly McAmis, assistant superintendent of secondary education, will introduce the students to the board when it meets at 7 p.m.

Also on the agenda is the introduction of certificated and classified employee of the month by Joli Armitage, assistant superintendent of personnel. The board will meet at the Education Center, 10331 Stanford Ave., Garden Grove.


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