Lifelong Learner Awards – 2017
“Adult Education students achieve tremendous growth in learning while facing various personal obstacles. They often proceed to more challenging levels as they achieve their initial goals and discover new interests and set new goals. Their desire to learn continues to grow and they continue to overcome life’s challenges. These students become models of Lifelong Learning for all of us, young and not so young.” – Principal Steve Curiel
With these words, Principal Steve Curiel kicked off our 2017 Lifelong Learner Awards on Thursday, March 30th. This annual event is a special opportunity to honor some of our most dedicated and motivated students.
Each year, HBAS educators are asked to nominate students who stand out as lifelong learners. At this year’s awards ceremony, we honored six HBAS students from our Diploma/GED, Personal Enrichment and Career Technical Education programs. While our 2017 Lifelong Learners come from diverse backgrounds and educational paths, they all inspire the teachers, support staff, and fellow students they meet along the way.
Thanks to HBUHSD Superintendent Dr. Harwick and Board Members Dr. Dishno and Dr. Simon for joining HBAS to celebrate our Lifelong Learners. Thanks to the HBAS teachers who nominated their students, and to the staff members who coordinated the event. And thanks most of all to our amazing 2017 award recipients:
- Cynthia Aquino Garcia – GED
- Briana Johnson – High School Diploma
- Ida Rodriguez – Digital Media Arts
- Ruth Lopez – ESL
- Chanh Phan – ESL
- Sherry Mancini – Pharmacy Technician
Our faculty and staff are proud to serve these students year-round, and to recognize their accomplishments at the Lifelong Learner Awards. Please feel free to get inspired: click on each Lifelong Learner’s name to read their story!
– Briana Valadao is a teacher and “field reporter” for the HB Adult School. She meets with staff and students to learn about the programs offered and share stories and new opportunities with the community.