The Magnolia School District Board of Trustees recognized these wonderful GRIP team members for their outstanding services the Magnolia community.

The GRIP program was initiated in 2008 by the Orange County District Attorney's Office, in conjunction with the Orange County Sheriff's Department.  Aimed at fostering a collaborative, community-based approach to gang reduction, the program is unique from all other anti-gang efforts in the county.   The GRIP Program provides mentoring services to students at Robert M. Pyles STEM Academy and Esther L. Walter Schools.

Pictured from left to right: Gary Shields, MSD School Board President; Dawn Breese, Robert M. Pyles STEM Academy Principal; Edith Lucero, Orange County Sherif Deputy; Tom Finley, DA Investigator; Katie Brown, Esther L. Walter former Principal; Susan Eckermann, Senior Deputy District Attorney; Cliff Page, Deputy District Attorney.