May 27, 2014
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More than 300 black students from the West Contra Costa Unified School District will be honored at Craneway Pavilion tonight for showing significant academic achievement.

The very first African American Students of Honor Ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. The event will provide “Student of Honor” medals to students from grades three through six who scored advanced on the California Standards Test (CST). The award is also being given to students from grades seven to 12 who achieved a 3.0 grade point average, earned proficient or above on the CST and passed the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE).

“Aspire” awards will also be given to students from grades three to six who scored proficient on the CST. The same award is given to students from grades seven to 12 who have earned a 2.8 GPA, scored proficient on the CST, and passed the CAHSEE.

“We are tremendously proud of our African American students who have shown such academic promise and potential,” Superintendent Dr. Bruce Harter said in a statement. “Taking this time to recognize their achievement gives our students the confidence to continue on their road to toward success in their college and career pathways.”


  1. And what about all the other children who achieved the exact thing that the African American kids achieved? Don’t you think that, that is racism? How can all of theses children learn to treat each other equal when that is visibly not what we are showing them here?

    CHRISTINE | Jun 3rd, 2014

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