Oakland Honors High Achieving Latino Students

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The Educational Coalition for Hispanics in Oakland (ECHO) and the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) on Saturday, March 28 will honor over 1,700 Latino Students who have maintained a Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher and who are on course to college.

 

This is a major community celebration. Last year, proud students, eager parents and an appreciative community overflowed the event, and this year promises to be even bigger.

 

This year, there are over 19,000 Latino students in the OUSD, the largest single ethnic group in the district.

Unfortunately, success still eludes most of these students. Last year less than 500 Latino students were UC or CSU eligible.

“The Latino Student Honor Roll gives a boost to those students who are successful while setting a benchmark for all Latino students,” one of the student honorees remarked.

Participating in the event will be community leaders including State Assemblyman Rob Bonta, Assemblyman Tony Thurmond, City Councilman Noel Gallo, School Board members, and OUSD Superintendent Antwan Wilson.

The Latino Student Honor Roll will take place March 28 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Christ the Light Cathedral by Lake Merritt at 2121 Harrison St. in Oakland.

For information contact Emma C. Roos, Educational Coalition for Hispanics in Oakland (ECHO), at [email protected].

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