Last night, Garden Grove Unified School District's Board of Education honored Sylvia Mendez, civil rights activist and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient whose family fought for the desegregation of schools in California! In the words of Ms. Mendez, "the fight for equality can be accomplished by anyone." We were thrilled to thank this brave hero for her family legacy and life's work. She shared with us a heartwarming story, explaining that Garden Grove High School was the first school she visited to speak about her family story and school desegregation, and the encouragement from GGHS students gave her the confidence and will to continue visiting schools to increase awareness about this important piece of history!