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Assemblywoman Soria Presents Huron Elementary School with Barona Educational Grant

For immediate release:

HURON – Assemblywoman Soria joined local officials at Huron Elementary School to present the school with a $5,000 educational grant.

Assemblywoman Soria nominated Huron Elementary School to receive funding from the Barona Band of Mission Indians’ Barona Education Grant. In August, Barona announced that Huron Elementary School was selected to receive this grant, which aims to close the achievement gap and support small, rural, and underserved schools.

Huron Elementary School is located in a small, rural farmworker town, and nearly all Huron residents are of Mexican immigrant descent. The student body of Huron Elementary School is 74% English language learner, and 89% of students qualify for free or reduced meals.

This Barona Education Grant will fund educational and technological advancements like new books, computers, iPads, and even a new coding curriculum for 3rd – 5th graders. This coding curriculum will have a far-reaching impact in improving the technological skills and future opportunities for these students.

“As a former English language learner student myself, and the daughter of immigrant farmworkers, I personally relate with many students here, and know just how important these investments are for creating greater opportunities to learn,” said Assemblywoman Soria. “I look forward to continuing to advocate for funding and learning opportunities to serve our students most in need.”