Friday, July 2, 2010

Olympian’s Legacy Lives on at Joyner Elementary

The family of the late Olympic athlete, Florence Griffith Joyner, joined district and city officials as well as community members in celebrating the official grand opening of the school that bears Joyner’s name. Also bearing the name of the celebrated athlete is the new joint-use field next to the school.

A dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for Florence Griffith Joyner Elementary School on Saturday, June 12, as part of a community Celebrate Family Day.

Joyner’s mother, Florence Griffith, and sister, Elizabeth Tate, a resident of City Heights, spoke on behalf of their family. They expressed their great joy and gratitude in seeing Joyner’s legacy living on in the students, staff and community. Mayor Jerry Sanders and City Councilman Todd Gloria participated in the event as well. Read the Union-Tribune coverage...

Joyner Elementary and the joint-use field were constructed with Prop. MM funds, the district’s 1998-2008 capital improvement bond measure overwhelmingly approved by voters. For more information, please contact Principal Gilbert Gutierrez Jr. at (619) 640-4000.