Brooks basks in Blue Ribbon status
William Brooks Elementary School students and principal Kevin Cadden celebrated their National Blue Ribbon Award for school excellence at a special assembly last Friday. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick
William Brooks Elementary has been recognized as a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School, only one of 23 schools in California and one of 341 schools nationwide to earn the distinction this year.

“That’s less than one-quarter of 1 percent,” Brooks Principal Kevin Cadden told students at a special Nov. 17 assembly, during which the transitional kindergarten through fifth-grade students waved blue pom-poms throughout. “You have a better chance of becoming a professional athlete than receiving this award."

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