Fresno Unified School District | Office of Communications | 2309 Tulare Street, Fresno, CA 93721 | (559) 457-3733
Contact: Nikki Henry, Chief Information Officer,, Cell: (559) 250-1488

What:  Streaming of the RISE event recognizing African American students

When: Thursday, June 16, 2022
             6-6:45 p.m.

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The district will stream a special event recognizing more than 300 African American students from 11 schools through RISE — Regardless I’m Smart & Educated. The prerecorded event was produced by RISE organizers and will feature a host, vocal performance, keynote speaker and recognition of all students.

RISE honors African American students who have obtained a 3.0 GPA or higher, had outstanding attendance, made great gains, or have participated in an African American cultural event at their school. RISE began five years ago at Fort Miller Middle School. This year, RISE recognition will go to students from Ayer, Kirk, King and Vinland elementary schools; Baird, Computech, Fort Miller, Gaston and Terronez middle schools; and Fresno Adult School.

“We are proud to honor the hard work and accomplishments of our RISE students. RISE exemplifies our mission as a district to nurture the interests, intellect, and leadership of our students in an excellent, equitable education in a culturally proficient environment,” said Superintendent Bob Nelson.

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