Every Student Succeeding

Nominations are now open for the 2021 Every Student Succeeding Program. Download the 2021 nomination form, or learn more about the award.

2020 Every Student Succeeding Honorees

2020 Student Honorees

Each year, ACSA recognizes 19 pre-K-adult students, one from each geographic region, as well as two California adult education students, for overcoming the odds and achieving success. We sincerely congratulate all the 2020 student recipients at the charter, region and state levels. ACSA is proud to honor your achievements, resilience and bravery.


Region 1

Brandon Thatcher
A 12th grade student at Shasta High School, Shasta Union High School District


Region 2 ESS student Maisy Bishop.

Region 2

Maisy Bishop
A 9th grade student at Arete Charter Academy, Pleasant Ridge Union School District


Region 3

Maribel Zaragoza
A 12th grade student at Cesar Chavez Community School, Yolo County Office of Education


Region 4 2020 Every Student Succeeding Victor Peña.

Region 4

Victor Peña
A 12th grade student at Santa Rosa High School, Santa Rosa City Schools


Region 5 2020 ESS Larriesha

Region 5

Larriesha "China" Cox
A 12th grade student at Downtown Continuation High School, San Francisco Unified School District


ACSA Region 6 2020 ESS Leilah Castle.

Region 6

Leilah Castle
A 12th grade student at Alhambra High School, Martinez Unified School District


Region 7 ESS Gysselle Bibiano.

Region 7

Gysselle Bibiano
A 12th grade student at Argonaut High School, Amador County Unified School District


Region 8 ESS student Ashley Hernandez Pio.Region 8

Ashley Hernandez Pio
An 8th grade student at Apititud Academy at Goss, Alum Rock Union School District


Region 9 ESS student Jesse Franco.

Region 9

Jesse Franco
A 12th grade student at Kerman High School, Kerman Unified School District


Region 10 2020 Every Student Succeeding Monique Blackwell.

Region 10

Monique Blackwell
A 12th grade student at Seaside High School, Monterey Peninsula School District


ACSA Region 11 ESS Americus Campos.

Region 11

Americus Campos
A 12th grade student at Granite Hills High School, Porterville Unified School District


Region 12 2020 ESS Joaquin Enriquez.

Region 12

Joaquin Enriquez
A 12th grade student at Upland High School, Upland Unified School District


Region 13 ESS Angelina Espinoza.

Region 13

Angelina Espinosa
An 11th grade student at La Cuesta Continuation High School, Santa Barbara Unified School District


Region 14

Olivia Grace Fernandes
An 11th grade student at Cerritos High School, ABC Unified School District


Region 15 ESS student Dani Dominguez.Region 15

Dani Dominguez
A 12th grade student at Bowman High School, William S. Hart Union High School District


Region 16

Jehoshua Smart
A 12th grade student at North Hollywood High School, Los Angeles Unified School District


Region 17 ESS Sunjay Guttikonda.

Region 17

Sunjay Guttikonda
A 12th grade student at Los Alamitos High School, Los Alamitos Unified School District


Region 18 2020 Every Student Succeeding Jaden Heck.

Region 18

Jaden Heck
An Adult Education student at Poway Adult School, Poway Unified School District


ACSA Region 19 2020 ESS Julia Melendez-Hiriart.

Region 19

Julia Melendez-Hiriart
A 12th grade student at Ramona High School, Riverside Unified School District


Adult Education

Crystal Espinoza
Clovis Adult Education



Logan Robert Hindle
Charles A. Jones Career & Education Center, SCUSD

Program Overview

Every Student Succeeding

ACSA believes every student deserves equal opportunities to succeed. On every school day throughout California, dedicated educators and courageous students overcome tremendous obstacles to reach their goals of academic excellence.

Their success is our success; their powerful stories are our inspiration.

Each year, ACSA recognizes 19 pre-K-adult students, one from each geographic region, as well as two California adult education students, for overcoming the odds and achieving success.


Recognition

Students will be honored at ACSA's Leadership Summit Every Student Succeeding Luncheon in November, as well as at various regional events.

In 2020, the luncheon will take place Nov. 5 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel in San Diego, CA.*

ACSA will actively publicize award recipients through the news media, and ACSA's website, publications and social media channels.

Watch and Read Student Stories

* Pending COVID-19 restrictions, this event may be held virtually. Check back for updates closer to the event.

Purpose and Eligibility

Purpose. The purpose of this award is to honor students at all grade levels (pre-K to adult education) who have succeeded against all odds, beyond expectations or simply won the hearts of the administrators and other educators who helped them achieve their goals. One student from each region will be honored.

Eligibility. Nominees should be students who have made a special effort to succeed and have overcome obstacles such as:

  • Returning to school
  • Leaving a gang
  • Improving their attendance
  • Changing their attitude
  • Overcoming physical and mental barriers

They should also be active in:

  • After school programs
  • Community service
  • Student conflict resolution
  • Cross-age tutoring
  • Peer mediation
  • Peer tutoring

Nominees can come from programs such as:

  • Alternative Education
  • At-risk
  • Bilingual
  • Continuation School

Nominations

Nominations must be sent directly to the nominee's region. Each region will select one winner and honor them at region events throughout the year.

Download 2021 Nomination Form
Check with your region leadership for the region submission deadline.

Regions, send your completed student nomination form (one student recipient per region) to the state ACSA Awards Program coordinator by March 1, 2021:

Attn: Emily Agpoon, ACSA Awards Program
916.329.3833 |
eagpoon(at)acsa.org



Every Student Succeeding