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Stockton Mayor Comes to Chavez

Aliza Khan

Aliza Khan

Ysabelle Adame and Sheilay Mendez

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Cesar Chavez High School’s Community Chavez Club put on an assembly on Monday, September 4 in the schools auditorium. The presentation introduced the Stockton Mayor, Michael Tubbs as a special guest speaker. Michael Tubbs spoke to the audience of Chavez students about the importance of school and then opened up a Q&A in the auditorium  from 9:00 to 9:45 am.

Mayor Tubbs first introduced the Stockton Scholars Scholarship, one of his main platforms from the beginning, to inform the students that they are eligible to apply for the $1000 yearly scholarship. The scholarship money that was given to Mayor Tubbs is enough to last ten consecutive classes, and was made to give Stockton Unified District students a better chance at becoming successful. Mayor Tubbs ended his speech with, “It’s easy to give up, but it’s harder to keep going. If you don’t do it, no one else will do it for you, and if you do nothing, nothing will change.”

 Josh Signs, senior and president of Community Chavez stated, “Stockton Scholars is a program founded here in Stockton, of course, and was co-founded by Lange Luntao. The program was initiated to help students in Stockton have a chance at attending college.” This program will give young Stocktonians hope that they can go to college and give them something from Stockton to remember. Josh Signs also added, “A lot of students in Stockton are low income, there are 70% of people in Stockton who are below the average income rate. The city of Stockton decided to make this project to help students with their education.”

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