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Delta Kappa Gamma Society International will publish a photography submission “Harmony in Drumming” by Long Beach Unified School District music teacher Valerie Vinnard in an online DKG Gallery of Fine Arts at www.dkg.org.  Vinnard photographed McKinley Elementary School kindergarten scholars/drummers and used the auditorium’s inspirational mural as background.

Grand Marshals selected for the May 19 Long Beach Pride Parade include a school board member and a student from the Long Beach Unified School District.  Board Member Megan Kerr will be honored with the Whitey Littlefield Community Bridge Building Award.  Renaissance High School senior Oliver Nieto will be honored with the Dr. Robert Garcia Youth Grand Marshal Award.  Nieto is the first transgender student to be student council president at Renaissance.

Oliver Nieto