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April 17, 2012 > Student Achievement Awards

Student Achievement Awards

Submitted By Ric Ricard

The Southern Alameda County Alliance of African American Educators (SACAAAE), with Chabot College, is hosting the 8th Annual Awards ceremony for African American students. The event's purpose is to recognize and encourage student achievement, and to acknowledge parents/family and community support in the lives of young people.

This year, SACAAAE will be honoring well over 400 students in grades 5/6, 8, and 12, throughout 10 southern Alameda County local school districts. Students will be honored in six categories: Leadership/Civic Involvement; Talent/Fine Arts; Resilience/Spiritual Consciousness; African-American History Awareness; Academic Excellence; and Academic Potential and Success. Over 1,300 parents and family, friends, educators, and community members are expected to attend. Thus far, SACAAAE has honored almost 1,700 youth. Approximately 532 students from 65 schools were recognized at last year's event, with over 1,300 in attendance!

The Southern Alameda County Alliance of African American Educators (SACAAAE) is dedicated to "promoting excellence in education by providing services and support to enhance the success and performance 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 in their ability to become productive citizens of our nation. SACAAAE's efforts are helping make a difference, with the support of parents/families, educators, businesses, and institutions. Once again, the University of California Office of the President is the key sponsor of this year's Award ceremony.

Cultural Pursuits Student Achievement Awards
Sunday, Apr 22
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Performing Arts Center at Chabot Community College
25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward
(510) 329-5043
aricricard@comcast.net

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