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2016 School-to-World Awards Ceremony Honors Students

Businesses Also Recognized for Contributions to Workforce Preparation

Students receiving award

Aaliyha N. and Mahabir K. (with plaques) received School-to-World awards. Shown posing with Deputy Superintendent Sue Stickel, Board Trustee Greg Geeting, and Job Developer Debi Lauer.

Students and staff from Elinor L. Hickey Jr./Sr. High School, Leo A. Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School, North Area Community School, and Boys & Girls Club LINKS Academy celebrated successes at the 22nd Annual School-to-World Awards ceremony held May 31.

The School-to-World program is a partnership between the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) and area businesses. The joint venture offers students valuable entry-level job experience, connections with local business professionals, an opportunity for immediate use of newly acquired job skills, and an active way to learn social skills.

The School-to-World program provides the services, support system, and opportunities that most at-risk students need to be ready for college and/or the workforce. The Hickey and Palmiter campuses are operated by SCOE for students with specialized learning needs. Services are tailored to individual students based on their specific needs instead of through traditional, scripted education.

During the ceremony, students Aaliyha N. and Mahabir K. were presented with awards recognizing their outstanding achievements. The keynote speaker was Kelly Bernier-Mun, custodian, who was also recently selected as 2016 SCOE Classified Employee of the Year.

A wide variety of local businesses were honored with Business Partner Awards for providing employment and other workforce preparation assistance to students in SCOE's School-to-World program:

  • Ace Hardware
  • Anytime Fitness
  • Cactus Mexican Dining
  • Cal-Waste
  • Capital Public Radio
  • Carl's Jr.
  • Center for Land-Based Learning
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Deseret Industries
  • Dimple Records
  • Eskaton Village (Carmichael)
  • Eskaton Village (Roseville)
  • Fulton-El Camino Recreation and Park District
  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore
  • Hap's Bait Shop
  • Les Schwab Tire Center
  • Napa Auto Parts
  • Nor Cal Fit
  • Pizza Factory
  • ProFit
  • Sacramento Tree Foundation
  • Soil Born Farms (Rancho Cordova)
  • True Value Hardware
  • UC Davis Health System
  • Wacky Tacky