Academic All-Stars

Academic All-Stars

Seventh grade: Tiaa Bland, West Fresno Middle

Tiaa Bland isn’t one to rest on her laurels. The 13-year-old maintains good grades at West Fresno Middle School and helps mentor younger students as a member of WEB, which stands for Where Everybody Belongs. Her leadership and academic interests have made her an Academic All-Star.

Academic All-Stars

Eighth grade: Rafael Bryant, Computech Middle

Raphael Bryant, an eighth-grader at Computech Middle School in Fresno, has an evident passion for all things to do with acting and drama. He’s been doing forensics for the past two years and acting in plays since fifth grade. He has been honored for academic achievement, and is the eighth-grade Academic All-Star.

Videos

Fresno Mayor Swearengin: 'we're going to see a dramatically different city'

Outgoing Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, photographed on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, in Fresno, looks forward to seeing Fresno develop and improve in the years ahead.
Silvia Flores The Fresno Bee
Fresno Mayor Swearengin: 'we're going to see a dramatically different city' 1:51

Fresno Mayor Swearengin: 'we're going to see a dramatically different city'

Mort and Rambler: A friendship that is pure joy 2:04

Mort and Rambler: A friendship that is pure joy

Video game review: Watch Dogs 2 2:28

Video game review: Watch Dogs 2

New Cultural Arts District Park lights up downtown Fresno 0:49

New Cultural Arts District Park lights up downtown Fresno