Bassett High salutatorian Andrew Thai and valedictorian Mylyna Hy stood in front of 270 of their Class of 2017 peers, ready to throw their graduation caps in the air to celebrate completing high school during their commencement on June 2. “Going to Bassett can get you far if you’re willing to take the opportunities available to you,” Thai said. “Bassett has been really fun – this is where I made a majority of my friends.”
Jessica Estrada, an English language development (ELD) and intervention teacher at Nueva Vista Continuation High School, was named Bassett Unified School District’s 2016-17 Teacher of the Year during a special presentation on May 9. “I am so grateful for all of the support I have received in Bassett, which is helping me grow as an educator,” Estrada said. “I have been given the opportunity to pursue individualized learning for all students, learn their strengths and weaknesses, dreams and aspirations. We want our children to be resilient.”
More than 100 Bassett Unified middle and elementary school students eagerly fired off countless questions about Bassett High School programs and activities during a leadership training day hosted by Bassett High Associated Student Body members.
Bassett High senior Arianna Flores celebrated with her peers and family at the school’s annual Senior Scholarship Breakfast, where she was awarded $750 in community scholarships – an achievement she credits to the District’s support.