Media Advisory - 98 ESOL Students will be Honored at the 11th Annual English for Speakers of Other Languages Awards Ceremony
Ninety-eight outstanding students representing 27 countries will be honored during the 11th annual English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Awards Ceremony.
ESOL students in grades K-12 have been selected by their teachers based on outstanding progress in English language acquisition and overall academic achievement. This year's honorees represent the best and brightest of more than four thousand ESOL students in the district. Each will receive an ESOL Student Ambassador medallion.
Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas are all represented among the honorees. The home countries of the students include Cuba, Mexico, and nine other countries in Latin America, in addition to areas of civil and political unrest such as Burundi, Nepal, Haiti and Myanmar/Burma. These students may come from very different backgrounds and speak many different languages, but they all have the same goals: to learn English, get a first-class education and become a contributing member of the United States.
In addition to honoring the students, retiring ESOL Supervisor, Mrs. Brenda Trimble, will be recognized for 35 years of dedicated service to the students and families of Duval County Public Schools.
Thursday, May 3, 2012, 7 p.m.
Englewood High, 4412 Barnes Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32207
Duval County Public Schools operates 177 schools and serves approximately 125,000 students. The school district is committed to providing high quality educational opportunities that will inspire all students to acquire and use the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a global economy and culturally diverse world.
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