Student Achievement

Arvin High shines in hearings

Arvin High School has its sights set on Sacramento where it will represent Kern County at the California "We the People - The Citizen and the Constitution" congressional hearings competition from Feb. 4-6. Arvin earned the right by defeating Centennial High School in the Region 4 championships held Dec. 2 at California State University, Bakersfield. Arvin and Centennial emerged from a field of 12 Kern County high schools to be crowned district winners. Teams competed in either the 22nd or 20th Congressional Districts with Arvin winning the 20th Congressional District trophy and emerging as the overall champion based on total team points. Centennial was the 22nd Congressional District winner. Arvin has come along way to be at the top, duplicating its effort of two years ago - the first time in school history it had ever won the overall title. Traditionally, Arvin provides education to many students for whom English is a second language. The fact that they were at the top of the "We the People" ladder speaks volumes about the teamís desire to overcome language barriers and commit long hours for researching and studying to accomplish their goal of winning. More
Posted: 12/8/08; 10:57:53 AM | Permalink(#)

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