SEA Goes to California State Capitol
SEA Goes to California State Capitol09-Apr-2013 Every year, SEA sends a group of its top student leaders to the California state capitol in Sacramento to meet state politicians and learn about the legislative process firsthand. SEA selects participating students based on their demonstrated academic excellence, student leadership, and community activism. This year’s trip was held from February 25th to the 27th and this year’s student group was one of SEA’s strongest yet. The students demonstrated confidence, pride, and powerfully told their personal stories.
For example, SEA South Gate student Herbert Parra spoke inspirationally about his personal journey of transformation: As a young teenager, Herbert suffered from failing grades and faced a difficult home life. However, since coming to SEA, Herbert has grown into a straight-A student and emerged as a leader in SEA’s Youth Peace Movement. Now, Herbert looks confidently towards the future, where he plans to study law. Herbert has just recently graduated from SEA Charter and participates actively in SEA's alumni group.
Joining the students on the trip were four SEA teachers. Jason Calvin was the lead, accompanied by teachers Nicole Justin, Tania Rivas, and Jonathan Merrick. All of them pitched in long hours to ensure this was an exciting and truly memorable trip for our students, and for that, we are deeply grateful.
This annual trip is an important event for SEA Charter because it gives SEA an opportunity to interface firsthand with legislators in the state capitol. We would like to thank all who helped make it a terrific success.