Orange, California (BROADVIEW MORTGAGE) May 2nd, 2013
The 14th Annual Public School Appreciation Dinner has been an established tradition for the City of Orange and the Orange Unified School District. [Broadview], Assistant Director of Branch Development, was present at what turned out to be an emotional and moving night for those in attendance.
The event honored two students and a teacher from each of Orange Unified School District’s five high schools. The five schools represented were: Orange, Villa Park, El Modena, Canyon, and Richland. The principals from each school were also in attendance to support their students.
Over the course of the night each student’s biography was shared with those gathered, in many cases students had overcome tragic circumstances in order to stay on the path to graduation. One such example would be Michael Macias, a senior from Richland High School. He has been working and studying full time in order help support his mother since he was 15 years old. A few months ago, his long time girlfriend was struck by two cars and while in intensive care doctors discovered that she was pregnant. Michael now takes the Greyhound bus out to see his girlfriend whenever he can afford to do so. “I’ve been through so much and I love my family. This is the first time in my life I’ve ever received an award” remarked Macias fighting tears, as he stood on the stage and accepted his award.
One teacher from each school was honored for outstanding work with students. Coming recommended by their peers, principals, and counselors, a short biography was shared as they were presented with a gift bag that had classroom supplies and a plaque honoring their achievement.
“We are so happy to be here today to honor these students and teachers, it is truly a noble cause. We look forward to our continued partnership with Orange Unified School District’s schools and Orange Grove Lodge.” said Apodaca at the conclusion of the event.
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