NP3 Families, we’d like to share the following email and photo from Christine Minero about some of our NP3 High School students that were recognized at the Annual Law Day Celebration and Awards Dinner. Congratulations are certainly in order for these students! We’re very fortunate to have the support of McGeorge School of Law. Thank you, Yvonne Pielenz NP3 Boosters President From: Christine Minero [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 1:19 PM To: Campus_Group Cc: HenderBarry; Kit Henderson; Pamela Eibeck; Sheri Grimes; Lynn Beck; Nancy Elium; Stephen J. Meyer; Tom Rutten Subject: McGeorge Partner-NP3 Sweeps Awards On Monday May 1, 2012 Operation Protect and Defend and the Sacramento Country Bar Association honored 22 high school students from 7 Sacramento High Schools at the Annual Law Day Celebration and Awards Dinner held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel. This year’s theme “Perspectives on Immigration and Education” sparked over 500 essay entries and a notable number of art entries. McGeorge partner and law-themed high school Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep (NP3) walked away with so many honors that presenter Judge Larry Brown commented, “Who are these kids? “. 5 of the 17 essay awards, including two $1,000 scholarships, were awarded to NP3 seniors and one of the only 6 art winners was an NP3 senior. NP3 teacher and Protect and Defend Curriculum member, Melissa Mori spoke to the audience regarding the level of civic engagement and meaningful dialog prompted by this year’s lesson. She went on to acknowledge the role McGeorge School of Law had played , through the Education Pipeline, in helping to create NP3’s model law curriculum and Socratic school culture. Keynote speaker, former Associate Justice, California Supreme Court Cruz Reynoso, spoke of his rich experience as a young lawyer in El Centro California, as Vice Chair on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in 1994 and as the first Latino justice on California’s high court. He graciously posed for pictures, not only for a group photo with student winners, but also with individual students and their proud families. Take a look a the amateur photo (taken by me) below:

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