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Star Graduates 2020 – Legacy High School

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Legacy High School is proud to recognize Shariesa Smith as our Star Graduate for 2020. Shariesa consistently set an exceptional example for others to follow and exemplified what it means to leave a Legacy. In addition to maintaining a rigorous academic schedule of Advanced Placement courses throughout her four years at Legacy, she devoted time toward various school and community-based organizations. She currently serves as the President for the Jobs for Nevada’s Graduates, City of Las Vegas Batteries Included, and Legacy Project programs.

In addition to utilizing these experiences to develop personal leadership skills, Shariesa served as a positive role model and assisted up and coming students. As the Vice President of the Black Student Union (BSU), Shariesa dedicated numerous hours in order to make positive contributions to the school’s overall climate and culture.Shariesa served as a student representative for the School Organizational Team and provided meaningful input from a student perspective. To quote Shariesa, “Attending Legacy opened so many doors which allowed me to get involved with the community and become a leader within my school. Now I can leave a legacy so that other students can follow my footsteps.”

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Star Graduates 2020 – College of Southern Nevada High School (South)

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During her Junior year, Annabella’s family experienced an extreme tragedy. Her father took his own life in October 2019. Three months later, her mother also passed away. She and her four siblings struggled to cope with the enormous grief and loss of their parents while also attempting to navigate all of the legalities and financial burdens that came with it. As a student, somehow, Annabella continued to excel in our rigorous dual credit program. She has also been a devoted member of our Student Council. She is incredibly self-aware and has never once played herself as a victim. She has a sweet and indomitable spirit that is an inspiration to her teachers and peers alike. I am so proud to have known her and gratified to have been able to support her in any small way through this challenging time.

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Star Graduates 2020 – Rancho High School

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First-generation college-bound Latina Denises Justo-Soriano will graduate from Rancho High School near the top of her class. She credits her accomplishments to hard work, dedication, and an encouraging family. Denises embodies Rancho’s philosophy of taking advantage of opportunities and experiences. She’s done this throughout her academic career, enrolling at two of the district’s nationally certified magnet programs, first at Cashman Middle School and then at Rancho High School. Denises has participated in flag football all four years, serving as team captain for two. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Hispanic Student Union, and Magnet Ambassadors, and she has consistently maintained one of the highest GPAs in her class. Outside of Rancho, Denises has been a part of the local non-profit organization Leaders in Training, which seeks to address the educational inequities facing students of color. Denises was named a Questbridge Scholar and will be receiving a full-ride scholarship to Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, where she will continue her studies in pursuit of a career in medicine. Rancho High School is proud to name Denises Justo-Soriano a Star Grad of the Class of 2020.

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Star Graduate 2020 – Arbor View HS

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Maria “Sam” Cheng is an amazing Arbor View High School senior who has been accepted to USC’s Mechanical Engineering Program! Sam has participated in a wide range of classes and activities while at Arbor View and has challenged herself both academically and in extracurricular activities. She is a CTE completer in the PLTW Biomedical program and has taken 12 AP courses. She plays the piano, has participated in the AVHS Band and was a member of the swim team. We are so proud of her accomplishments and hard work!

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Star Graduates 2020 – Spring Valley HS

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Desir’ee Desembly is an excellent example of what Spring Valley High School represents, “Success With Honor and Spirit.” As a member of our AVID college-readiness program all four years of high school, she has proven to herself and others how successful she can be academically, despite personal hardships. Desir’ee exhibits great character, is very kind, and enjoys helping others. She is actively involved in clubs and activities that give her the opportunity to serve. Desir?ee will be the first in her family to graduate from high school and attend college. She currently has a weighted GPA of 4.258 while taking AP and Dual-Credit courses. After graduation, she plans to pursue a degree in psychology and eventually become a psychiatrist.

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Distance Education Information / Informacion de Educacion a Distancia

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During the timeframe in which the schools in the Clark County School District are closed, student learning extension opportunities are provided for all students. These student learning extension opportunities provide activities for students to engage in learning at home.

Click here for all the student learning extension opportunities and additional resources for parents, students, employees and members of the community.

Click here to download the student learning extension activities.


Educación a distancia

Ahora que las escuelas en el Distrito Escolar del Condado de Clark están cerradas se han desarrollado oportunidades de continuación para aprendizaje para todos los estudiantes. Estas oportunidades proporcionan actividades para que los estudiantes se involucren en su educación en el hogar.

Haga clic aquí para ver todas las oportunidades de continuación para aprendizaje y para ver recursos adicionales para padres, estudiantes, empleados y miembros de la comunidad.

Haga clic aquí para descargar las actividades de continuación para aprendizaje del estudiante.

Star Graduates 2020 – Northwest CTA

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Erick Garcia-Saldivar attends NWCTA and he is our Star Graduate. Erick is an intelligent young man who succeeds academically in challenging Honors courses. I was delighted when Erick told me he was interested in pursuing a Teaching degree. There are many reasons that lead me to believe that Erick is an exemplary student. Not only is he challenging himself in academic courses, but he is a first-generation student in his family to attend college. He is bilingual in Spanish, organized, tenacious and curious. Erick truly is a student that does not give up when confronted with a challenge. He never gave up trying out for the Boys Soccer team and finally made varsity his senior year in high school. This year, his soccer team won the State Championship and his competitive spirit is what will help him achieve his future goals.

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Star Graduates 2020 – East CTA

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Kristianne Davis leads with love. Her servant’s heart is what she carries into all she does, and that, along with her natural curiosity, guides the things she does and the person she is. She knows how to help students find the help they need, and always leads with kindness in all she does. Kristianne dedicated her high school career to being the best student she can be as a member of East Tech’s Early Childhood Education Program, and for making the most of every moment. She will graduate from high school with 36 college credits, is in the top one percent of her graduating class and has left an indelible mark on both her preschool students and the students she connected with during her teaching internship. Kristianne’s ability to motivate others lies in her kindness and her servant’s heart. She genuinely cares about other students. She is inspirational and hard-working. She is patient and has a great sense of humor. We hope to welcome her into the teaching profession knowing that she will bring that servant’s heart, curiosity and passion for others back to CCSD and the Las Vegas valley. We are so proud of Kristianne, and she is a shining example of the best we all can be.

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CCSD School Gardens to Feed Families in Need

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The fruits and vegetables grown from approximately 180 Clark County School District (CCSD) gardens will be used by local restaurants to make meals to be delivered through the non-profit Delivering with Dignity. With CCSD campuses closed, the annual Green Our Planet farmer’s market that was scheduled to take place on Earth Day was canceled. But the produce grown by CCSD students will not go to waste.

“Our partnership with Green Our Planet has been great for our students,” said CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara “The gardens have provided a great educational environment and it will be a true farm to table experience as their hard work will help feed numerous families in our community.”

Along with CCSD and Green Our Planet, the collaboration includes the Delivery with Dignity, a program co-founded by Punam Mathur, executive director of the Elaine P. Wynn & Family Foundation; Julie Murray, chair of the Moonridge Foundation; and renowned restaurateur Elizabeth Blau, in partnership with Clark County Commission Chair Marilyn Kirkpatrick and United Way of Southern Nevada. Launched as an emergency response to the healthcare and economic crisis created by the novel coronavirus, the program delivers high-quality meals made by independently owned restaurants directly to the doorsteps of individuals most in need.

“We are thankful for our farmers who have been working hard to be sure none of the produce goes to waste,” said Ciara Byrne, co-founder and co-CEO of Green Our Planet. “Only a month ago, we were preparing for the nation’s largest farmers market and then one of our biggest concerns became where will all this produce go? So, it only makes sense for the students to give their vegetables to families in need.”

Thousands of vegetables originally intended to be sold by students at the farmers market will be utilized by Honey Salt and other restaurants to prepare 800 meals for delivery.

“Delivering with Dignity has been built on community partnerships…bringing restaurants, nonprofits, and now the Clark County School District and Green Our Planet, all together to help those most in need,” said Delivering with Dignity co-founder and owner of Honey Salt restaurant Elizabeth Blau. “Honey Salt is thrilled to be able to use this incredible local produce to ensure Delivering with Dignity program recipients and their families are getting nutritious, well-balanced meals. Grown by our local students, I think it is wonderful that the produce will now be used for meals that help our community.”

CCSD students planted chard, radish, beets and other types of seeds in January. The students had no idea that their school gardens would ultimately help their community in such a big way.

“We’re grateful for this partnership with the CCSD and want to thank the students for donating their food to so many in need,” said Byrne.

For more information about CCSD, visit ccsd.net.

For more information about Green Our Planet, visit greenourplanet.org.

For more information about the Delivery with Dignity Program, visit www.DeliveringwithDignityLV.org.

Hi-Resolution video and photos may be found by clicking here.

Star Graduates 2020 – Valley

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In 8th grade, Slateon Frederick and his parents decided that attending a magnet high school would be best for his goal of attending military college. He learned about Valley High School?s MSTEM (Military Science, Technology, and Emergency Management) program and was hooked! He joined the Cyber Patriot team and was placed with other freshmen on the B-Team for Cyber Patriot. The team won first in state Gold Tier All Service Division and third in state overall for three years in a row. Slateon ran cross country for three years and has been a part of JROTC for four years. JROTC has afforded him multiple leadership opportunities as S4 supply and logistics, Company Commander, and Battalion Executive Officer. He served on the board of Valley Viking Scholars for the last two years and is proud to be part of this group that celebrates student success through community service. As a senior, he applied to the service academies and was medically disqualified. He did not let this deter him. He is proud to announce that he is a national four-year Army ROTC scholarship winner and will be attending the Citadel, Military College of South Carolina in the fall.

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