Members of the Class of 2022 were recognized during the 29th African American High School Recognition Ceremony, sponsored by the San Joaquin Valley Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Superintendent Bob Nelson was among the program speakers.
All students received a Kente cloth and a certificate, while students with a GPA of 3.50 and above received an honor cord. The San Joaquin Valley Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has raised more than $88,000 in scholarship funds to support students. Members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. are college-educated women committed to excellence in higher education.
“It was a pleasure to recognize our African American graduates. They have the heart, the grit and the determination to be leaders in our community – our future is safe in their hands,” said Superintendent Nelson. “We thank the members of Delta Sigma Theta for their on-going commitment to the students of Fresno Unified and across the valley. They are helping our students achieve their greatest potential and their involvement continues to make a true positive difference.”
“We are extremely proud of this year’s graduates, who have endured a high school experience like no other but emerged stronger for it,” said Lisa Mitchell, executive director of the African American Academic Acceleration and a member of Delta Sigma Theta. “We are proud to carry on this tradition of providing special recognition to African American graduates.”
For more information about the 29th African American High School Recognition Ceremony and for interview requests, please contact Lisa Mitchell.