ACSA Every Student Succeeding Award

On November 6, 2014, at the Association of California School Administrator’s (ACSA) Leadership Summit held in San Diego, CA, Zane Middle School 8th grade student Louie Lingard was recognized as receiving ACSA Region 1’s “Every Student Succeeding” award.  Region 1 includes Humboldt, Del Norte, Shasta, Trinity, Tehama, Modoc, Lassen, and Siskiyou counties.

ACSA’s “Every Student Succeeding” program honors students who overcome great obstacles in order to succeed in school. Louie was born with many health issues, including congenital myopathy, thoracic scoliosis and bilateral club feet. He walks with braces on both legs and pulls his backpack behind him. Louie could have easily become the target of bullying, but instead his fellow students rally around him. He is flourishing in middle school, making new friends and even serving as an assistant to the 7th grade girls’ basketball team. He strives to do his best in school, earning A’s and B’s and a place on the honor roll. “Louie is a delightful human being with a smile that lights up not only the room, but the entire universe,” Louie’s principal said.

Congratulations to the exceptional accomplishments of Louie Lingard!