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Glendale Unified School District Ranks in Top 10% of School Districts for Commitment to Whole-Child Education

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Kristine Nam, Communications Director
818-241-3111 x1218

GLENDALE, CA – The Glendale Unified School District’s dedication to providing an evidence-informed education that prepares students for success in the real world has led it to earn the annual EVERFI Empowered Seal.

Now in its third year, the EVERFI Empowered Seal is a designation awarded to public school districts that have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to comprehensive education strategies on topics such as financial literacy, health, and careers. This is the third time that Glendale Unified School District has been awarded the Empowered Seal.

In addition to being recognized nationally for their work, the Empowered Seal provides district students with the opportunity to participate in the Empowered Seal Scholarship contest. Ten students will be selected as winners, with two students winning a $1,000 scholarship and eight students each winning a $500 scholarship. Contests will be held in the fall and spring.  

“I am thrilled that our district’s dedication to its students is nationally recognized for the third time in a row. Financial literacy lays a foundation for our students to be college, career, and life ready. We are incredibly thankful for this award and the opportunity for our students to take part in the Empowered Seal Scholarship contest,” said Superintendent Dr. Vivian Ekchian.

For further information, please contact Kristine Nam at (818) 241-3111 x1218 or


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