Oakland Unified Celebrates 1,000 African American Honor Roll Students


For the fourteenth straight year, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) is celebrating the academic accomplishments of African American students across the district.


Over the 2014-15 school year more than 1,000 African American students, between grades 8-12, earned a 3.0 or above, making this the largest celebration of its kind in the nation.


The legacy of this event was built from the commitment and dedication of Oscar Wright and leaders of the African American Task Force 13 years ago.


Currently the Office of African American Male Achievement (AAMA), led by Executive Director Christopher P. Chatmon, has partnered with Mr. Wright and the community at-large to inspire academic excellence that is integral to success.


Oakland educators and families celebrated this occasion on May 11 at Acts Full Gospel Church in Oakland.


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