Spring 2013 : SASS Recipients Win Academic Honors
Two SASS recipients, Omar Martinez and Juan Angel, received Academic Excellence Awards from Cañada College’s English Institute for their work during spring semester, 2013. The award is given to the top student in each of Cañada’s ESL classes. Both Martinez and Angel were honored for their performance in Grammar and Writing II.
During spring semester, Martinez, 33, took a full course load that included two five-credit ESL classes as well as classes in math, computer applications, and human services. His goal is to earn a certificate in Human Services Administration.
Martinez says: “When I see the prices of books--$125 for my math book and $85 for my CBOT book-- I think, thanks to God I have that scholarship. Since I don’t have to worry about paying for school, I can concentrate on my family and my studies.”
Angel, 32, injured his back while working as a stone mason. Unable to return to work, he started taking classes, first at Sequoia District Adult School and then at Cañada College. He plans to earn a certificate in Computer Technology.