Assemblyman Mike Eng had the tables turned on him at the third annual Garvey Education Foundation Gala Awards Dinner on Thursday, May 8. Instead of handing out certificates as he often does, he was on the receiving end of a certificate as one of the honorees for the special event attended by nearly 200 parents, educators and supporters. Others recognized at the event held at the
Also honored was Suzanne Coscarelli of the Reading is Fundamental (RIF) for over seeing distribution of free books to pupils at all the Garvey District Schools.
The program included a welcome by School Board President Henry Lo, and greetings from Patricia Martinez, Garvey Intermediate student president; as well as Jamie Chan,
The Foundation also announced mini-grants presented to classrooms throughout the district.
The following were the recipients of the Foundation mini-grants
-Teachers Carol Brotsky, Sandra Armenta, Jane Hirata and Kim Potras of Hillcrest, Rice and Sanchez schools for their
-Teacher Chuck Hurley of
-Karen Ventura,Claudia Barajas, Audrey Manansala, Shirley Garduno, Brinda Chavez and J.Getman of duff School for costumes for a Reading Is Fundamental event.
-Brinda Chavez and J. Getman of
- Alice Nishimoto,
-Dr. Christopher Wallace,