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SAN JOSE, CA –County Office of Education Administrators Association (COEAA) and Metropolitan Education District (MetroEd) hosted the Every Student Succeeding Breakfast Thursday morning, celebrating students who have succeeded in Santa Clara County Office of Education and MetroEd programs.
Students from various walks of life were recognized for their perseverance and commitment to completing their education. Each demonstrates exemplary drive and dedication to their success, often times in the face of adversity.
Alex Vargas, a student at Tennyson High School in the Hayward Unified School District, maintains a 4.11 GPA with the help of the Migrant Education Services. The program provides case management with his academics as well as mental health support through workshops and group session.
"Alex promised himself he would succeed and get an education no matter what impediment came his way, even when all odds were against him," stated his nominator and teacher Francisca H. Montes. "He promised himself that he will continue his education until he gets his college degree."
All students honored at this year's event included:
Each student received a certificate and a scholarship check for $150 sponsored by Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo.
Also recognized for their dedication to student programs were SCCOE representatives Rhonda Beasely, Priscila Caballero, and Sandi Yellenberg. All three made significant contributions to ensure school leaders and students are recognized for their excellence.