Compass Charter Schools (CCS) Announces August Winner of its #CCSFirebird Photo Contest

By September 6, 2017 News

Thousand Oaks, CA –  Compass Charter Schools (CCS) announced scholar Matthew Stephenson, a second grade scholar at CCS of San Diego, as the August winner of its #CCSFirebird Photo Contest. During the summer, the scholars were invited to decorate and name the school mascot, the Firebird. Then, scholars were encouraged to enjoy their summer activities with their decorated Firebird, and share pictures of their adventures with CCS on social media.

Matthew shared several photos of his travels with the CCS Firebird including a trip to the Filipino Cultural Arts Festival and a road trip through Illinois with his family. He will receive a pair of movie tickets as the grand prize. Other CCS scholars entered photos of their summer travels with the CCS mascot to museums, iconic U.S. landmarks and much more.

“Congratulations to Matthew for being named the August winner of our #CCSFirebird Photo Contest,” said J.J. Lewis, CCS President & CEO. “All summer long Matthew has a done a wonderful job of sharing several  photos of his many adventures with his colorful CCS mascot. Thank you to all of our scholars who showed their school spirit and entered the #CCSFirebird Photo Contest.”

CCS is proud of all the participating scholars for sharing their pictures, choosing creative names for the school mascot and sharing their adventures on social media. CCS continues to offer scholars the opportunity to play a leading role in their school’s community, and encourages scholars to express their creativity and share their school spirit.

About Compass Charter Schools

Compass Charter Schools (CCS) is a WASC-accredited virtual public charter school serving thousands of scholars throughout the state. Catering to TK-12 grade scholars, CCS offers the choice of either their home school or online academic program. CCS is committed to creating a collaborative virtual learning community, inspiring scholars to appreciate the ways in which arts and sciences nurture a curiosity for lifelong learning, and preparing scholars to take responsibility for their future successes.

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