Honoring Super Scholars from CCSD’s Class of 2019

Harvard College. Yale University. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. California Institute of Technology. University of Chicago. Stanford University.

These are but a handful of the elite colleges and universities that more than 100 students from Clark County School District’s Class of 2019 will be entering this fall.

On Aug. 2, Clark County School District held its first-ever Super Scholars Recognition Luncheon in which students were honored for their acceptance into the nation’s top colleges and universities, based on the rankings compiled by U.S. News & World Report.

The students who were able to attend the luncheon and roundtable were recognized for their accomplishments by Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara and School Board Trustee Dr. Linda E. Young.

In addition to the luncheon at The Public Education Foundation, which the nonprofit organization hosted, Dr. Jara led a roundtable discussion of these high-achieving students.

Students explained why they chose the colleges they’ll attend in the fall; shared with Dr. Jara the stories of teachers, counselors, principals, parents and others who went above and beyond to inspire them; discussed the importance of a school’s environment in promoting learning; explored the impact of the socio-economic gap that can hinder academic achievement, an issue Dr. Jara noted that CCSD’s Focus: 2014 strategic plan is addressing; and discussed other issues confronting public education.