Wednesday, May 28, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY -- 'Salute To Excellence' for Top One Percent of San Diego Unified Grads

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District, May 28, 2014


Outstanding Students in Class of 2014 Honored at Annual Event

WHAT: 2014 "Salute to Excellence"

WHEN: 3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014. Social mixer from 3:30-4:30
p.m.; ceremony begins at 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Shiley Theater, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park (92110)

ADMISSION: The event is free and open to the public.

BACKGROUND: Recognition event for seniors ranked in the top one percent in
the San Diego Unified School District's Class of 2014. Representatives
from high schools, including all valedictorians, will be on hand.
Principals, parents and counselors will also be in attendance, as will be
Board of Education members and Supt. Cindy Marten.

Some of these students are the first in their families to go to college.
The schools students are attending include UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC San
Diego, University of San Diego, SDSU, Harvard, Stanford, Dartmouth and

The annual event brings students together from all high schools, where
they receive a certificate and a medal marking their achievement. Sponsors
of the event include Mission Federal Credit Union and University of San

PHOTOS/INTERVIEWS: Students and family members will be on hand to speak on
their challenges in achieving academic excellence. Each principal will
introduce his/her students, then move from the stage to the outdoor patio
for photos; interviews can also be conducted there.

CONTACT: Jack Brandais | Communications Department | San Diego Unified
District | (619) 725-5570 (Desk) | (619) 607-0477 (Cell)

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