The mission of ACSA is to ensure that all students have the essential skills and knowledge needed to excel. On every school day throughout California, dedicated educators and courageous students overcome tremendous obstacles to reach that goal. Their success is our success; their powerful stories are our inspiration.

ACSA’s Every Student Succeeding program honors students who exceed our expectations. We are proud to highlight these young men and women who have overcome great obstacles to succeed. They face life’s challenges head on. Their stories are remarkable and their futures are bright.

Purpose: The purpose of this award is to honor students at all grade levels who have succeeded, against all odds, beyond expectations or simply won the hearts of the administrators and other educators who helped them achieve their goals. One student from each region will be honored.

Eligibility: The success of these students should be tied to the work of ACSA administrators. We know that other educators will also have made significant contributions to their support, including board members, teachers, guardians, community members, etc.

Nominees should be students who have made a special effort to succeed and have overcome obstacles such as:

  • Returning to school
  • Leaving a gang
  • Improving their attendance
  • Changing their attitude
  • Overcoming physical and mental barriers

They should also be active in:

  • After school programs
  • Community service
  • Student conflict resolution
  • Cross-age tutoring
  • Peer mediation
  • Peer tutoring

Nominees can come from programs such as:

  • Alternative Education
  • At-risk
  • Bilingual
  • Continuation School

Nomination Process: Nominations closed for 2023-24. One student from our region will advance to the State ACSA and we will assist in writing the State nomination material.

Deadline: December 15th, 2023

Recognition: Students will be recognized at a Region 14 event in February 2024 and ACSA’s annual Leadership Summit in November.

The Every Student Succeeding Award Recipients for the 2023-24 year

 

Gennalyn Torres

ABC Unified School District

Juan Angulo

Bellflower Unified School District

Damian Contreras

Downey Unified School District

Jocelyn Burgos

LA County Office of Education

Glenroy Moreira

LA County Office of Education

Alex Delgado

Norwalk/La Mirada USD

Ema Sophia Espinal Taveras

Norwalk/La Mirada USD

Taylum Byrd

Paramount Unified School District

Daniel Cazun

Paramount Unified School District

David Cerda Orozco

Redondo Unified School District

Victor Marquez

Redondo Unified School District

Luna Fletcher

Torrance Unified School District

 


The Every Student Succeeding Award Recipients for the 2020-2021 year

 

Naima Dellawar
Cerritos High School
ABC Unified School District
America Moreno
Torrance Adult School
Torrance Unified School District
Ivan Yakhno
Calle Mayor Middle School
Torrance Unified School District
Itzel Pina
Artesia High School
ABC Unified School District
Diego Gonzalez
Norwalk High School
Norwalk/La Mirada USD
Bryan Mijangos
Mayfair High School
Bellflower Unified School District
Michael Ziegler
El Camino High School
Norwalk/La Mirada USD
Angel Gudino
Artesia High School
ABC Unified School District
Alyssa Ancheta
Tracy High School
ABC Unified School District
Faith Hogue
Buena Vista High School
Paramount Unified School District
Damian Cespedes
Woodruff Elementary School
Bellflower Unified School District
Elmer Arroyo
Nuffer Elementary School
Norwalk/La Mirada USD

 


The Every Student Succeeding Award Recipients for the 2019-2020 year
Leiona Carlisle
Bellflower Adult Transition Center
Bellflower Unified School District
Dominic Hamilton
Williams Elementary
Downey Unified School District
Matthew Castillion
Nuffer STEAM Academy
Norwalk-La Mirada
Daniel Medelez
Washington Elementary
Bellflower Unified School District
Olivia Fernandez
Cerritos High School
ABC Unified School District
Gisel Osuna
Buena Vista High School
Paramount Unified School District
Ana Gonzalez
Downey Adult School
Downey Unified School District
Karina Pineda
El Camino High School
Norwalk-La Mirada
Meri Gukasian
Hoover High School
Glendale Unified School District
Tamara Quintana
Carr Elementary
Torrance Unified School District