Three GGUSD Schools Receive Civic Learning Awards

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California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye and State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI) Tony Thurmond announced the 2022 Civic Learning Awards and three Garden Grove Unified School District schools were among 26 schools recognized across the state. Garden Grove and Santiago high schools were honored with Awards of Merit, while Doig Intermediate School was one of three schools statewide to receive the prestigious Award of Excellence.

The Award of Excellence is the highest honor a school can receive in the Civic Learning Award Program which, this year, honors programs, projects, classes, and individuals engaging students in civics, particularly during the pandemic.

“We are pleased that three GGUSD schools were among the elite schools selected from across California for exemplary civic learning programs,” said Board of Education Trustee Walter Muneton. “Our students take pride in contributing to their communities and even amid the adversity brought on by the pandemic, they still made that a priority.”

Doig Intermediate School was selected for the Award of Excellence due in large part to the Doig Action Committee, a civic action club open to all students to engage in community service. As part of the club, students analyze issues in their community, using their research, writing, and speaking skills to create speeches related to any social issue of interest. For the second half of the year, they collaborate to campaign on issues they agree on.