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April 15, 2009 > Students honored for cultural pursuits

Students honored for cultural pursuits

Submitted By Ric Ricard

Chabot College and the Southern Alameda County Alliance of African American Educators are hosting the 5th Annual Cultural Pursuits Student Achievement Awards for African American students and community leaders.

The ceremony will be held Sunday, April 19, at Chabot Community College in Hayward.

Its purpose is to encourage student achievement and acknowledge family and community support in the lives of African American children. This year, the event will honor more than 300 students in grades 5-6, 8 and 12 throughout 10 local school districts.

Students will be recognized in six categories: Leadership/Civic Involvement, Talent/Fine Arts, Resilience/Spiritual Consciousness, African-American History Awareness, Academic Excellence, and Improved Grade Point Average. Over 1,400 family members, friends, educators and political dignitaries are expected to attend.

Community-based organizations, nonprofit agencies and a variety of youth development programs will have resource tables to provide information to students and families.

The Southern Alameda County Alliance of African American Educators is dedicated to promoting excellence in education by providing professional development, conducting research and facilitating the education of all students, with a specific emphasis on students of African descent. This mission is vital to the educational success of African American children and their ability to be productive members of society.

Cultural Pursuits Student Achievement Awards
Sunday, April 19
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Chabot Community College Performance Arts Center
25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward

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