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SWSD November Board Meeting Recap

South Whittier School District held their monthly board meeting Tuesday, November 12, at the district office. There were two recognitions. The first recognition was for a Graves Middle School student for being an exceptional role model, the second was for Los Altos students for their academic achievement.


Graves Middle School Student Recognized 


Graves Middle School student, Oscar Cruz, was recognized by the South Whittier School Board and superintendent for his exceptional achievements and for being a role model for others. 


Oscar Cruz was recently interviewed by FoxLA for their Student Standout segment for his achievements in academics and swimming. Oscar currently holds the Southern California Swimming record for the 200 yard butterfly in the 11 to 12 year old age division while also taking advanced math and holding a high grade point average.


At the board meeting Oscar spoke to the board and attendees about his journey. He shared about how he began swimming, what it means to him, his goals, and how his family has supported and inspired him.


After he spoke superintendent, Dr. Gonzales, presented Oscar with a certificate of achievement.


You can see Oscar’s FoxLA Student Standout here:



Los Altos Students Recognized for Academic Achievements


Los Altos Elementary principal, Genevieve Silebi, recognized students for their academic achievements.


All students recognized scored a Level 4 on their ELPAC, or English Language Proficiency Assessment of California. A Level 4 is the highest score a student can receive on the test and these students are on their way to reclassification.


Great job students!


The next board meeting will be on Tuesday, December 10, at 6 PM at the district office.