On Friday, March 3, 2017, Walter School’s very own Danniella Plascencia was honored by Orange County Gang Reduction Intervention (GRIP). 

Through a GRIP partnership, employees from Ford Motor Company met with students once a month, after school to discuss the importance of their academics and work ethic, in order to achieve their dreams.  The students also had the opportunity to design a car. 

Danniella’s entry was chosen from over 120 submissions from 50 different elementary schools. Her colorful design was applied as a wrap to the official GRIP vehicle, which was unveiled to the Walter community during the Spirit Assembly.  The phrases “Education Empowerment”, “I am special”, and “Respect” are featured on the design of the car. It was definitely an e-ticket experience for Walter students and community!

Special guests in attendance  were Magnolia School District Superintendent, Dr. Donavan; Board Members, Mrs. Quintana and Mr. Shields; District Attorney, Tony Rackauckas and many other GRIP members.