Sunday, January 8, 2012

Plaques Mark Mira Mesa High Achievements

Board Member Evans and Supt. Kowba with Mira Mesa High JROTCBoard Member John Lee Evans and Supt. Kowba with JROTC at Mira Mesa High.
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Mira Mesa High was honored last spring to be only one of five schools in the state that was a California Distinguished School and California Exemplary Career Technical Education Program. The honors mean the Marauders, according to the State of California, excel in both academics and career preparation.

The school marked the rare combination recently, installing plaques on the wall of the school's administration building. On hand for the ceremony were Board President John LeeEvans, Superintendent Bill Kowba and San Diego City Council Member Carl De Maio. Officiating were Mira Mesa High Principal, Scott Giusti.

Schools selected for the Distinguished School Award demonstrate significant gains in narrowing the achievement gap. The Exemplary Career Technical Education Program award salutes the school's classes that include broadcast journalism, culinary arts and nutrition, JROTC.

The event featured the school's Air Force JROTC Saber team cadets and color guard, with more than 100 cadets greeted our many distinguished guests and community supporters. The celebration included entertainment by the Madrigal choir and a saxophone quartet.

The plaques were unveiled with a drum roll and then there was a reception with donations from major school supporter, Chick-Fil-A.

For more information on programs at Mira Mesa High, contact Principal Giusti at (858) 566-2262.