Some especially dedicated students received Recognition of Achievement awards and scholarships. Amir Seabrook won the Huntington Beach Administrator’s Association Award, while Roian Rodde, Pham Khanh, Vy Le and Deborah McKnight received scholarships from Schools First Federal Credit Union. The Simon Youth Foundation awarded scholarships to Helen Thome and Virginia Palacios.
Thanks to all the HBAS and HBUHSD staff and partners who helped our students achieve their goals, and helped us celebrate their success. And thanks most of all to our graduates for taking your second chance with us. We encourage our graduates to keep in touch, so we can continue to celebrate your accomplishments.
As Amir said, "always hold your head up high, knowing that you achieved something great. This is not an ending, it's only the beginning."
Honored guests included Kathleen Iverson, HBUHSD Board of Trustees, Dr. Carolee Ogata, Deputy Superintendent, Human Resources and Dr. J. Michael Durnil, President and CEO from the Simon Youth Foundation. We also welcomed partners from the Westminster Mall Management, Golden West College, Coastline Community College, OCAPICA, Orange Coast College, Wavelengths Recovery and the manager from John's Incredible Pizza. The Office of Assemblyman Matthew Harper created personalized certificates for all of our graduates.