Cartwright Students Win ELL Awards

Cartwright Students Win ELL Awards
Posted on 01/08/2019
Superintendent poses with winners

Two Cartwright students shined this past year when it came to overcoming language barriers in their classrooms - and won big awards for their efforts. Bret R. Tarver student Valeria Mendoza Marquez overcame intense shyness to win the ELL Student Success Story of the Year Award. With the encouragement of her teacher Karen Hurley, she reluctantly spoke in front of her classmates at first but is now considered their daily motivational speaker. Her teachers always provided structures in which Valeria’s valuable insight could be shared during class discussions. She probably didn’t realize the impact she was having on her classmates until suddenly, in the fourth grade, something remarkable happened.  Valeria was exited out of all Special Education services because of her amazing progress.  

G. Frank Davidson student Tihare Rivas garnered the ELL Student Success Story of the Year Honorable Mention Award.  She too struggled with language early on in school since her parents had brought her here from another country. Tihare has made incredible progress at Davidson and is a consistent and hard-working student. Congratulations! 

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