Brawley Union High School: Civic Learning Award of Distinction


On Monday, April 15, Administrative Presiding Justice Judith McConnell and Associate Justice Gilbert Nares, District One, Fourth District Court of Appeal presented the Civic Learning Award of Distinction to teacher Jose Flores and his students at Brawley Union High School.

Brawley Union High School is one of 22 schools statewide recognized for engaging students in civic learning and identified as a model that can be replicated in other schools. The awards program is co-sponsored by California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. The award was announced at the Civic Learning California Summit: Making Democracy Work held on Feb 28 in Sacramento. 

“It’s refreshing to see how creative educators and motivated students learn about the power of democracy,” said Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye. “These courses and programs help motivate our leaders of tomorrow.”

Brawley Union High School received the Award of Distinction for its bilingual civics club, bilingual civics course, and bilingual U.S. history course. Winners were selected by a panel of experts based on the depth and breadth of their civic learning courses/clubs/programs. 

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