Unveiling the New Street Sign (and Sidewalk) for the GHCHS Academic Decathlon Team 2017 National Champions
Posted by Councilmember Englander on June 23, 2017 at 12:51 PM
On Thursday, I joined the National Champion Academic Decathlon Team of Granada Hills Charter High School to unveil their newest official City of Los Angeles street sign marking their 2017 victory. This is the sixth street sign they've added to the pole in the last seven years! The “2017 Honors” is underneath the official sign posting dedicated to the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2016 championships.
The sign will serve as a permanent display of accomplishment and success for students, future generations, and our community proving that by working together, studying, and persevering, kids can get a great education in Los Angeles and achieve there highest aspirations.
While the team continues to deliver for Los Angeles, we're delivering for our students as the event also allowed us to celebrate several newly installed pedestrian improvements to ensure safe and easy access to school. The improvements include 700 feet of new sidewalk along Zelzah Ave. where there used to be none including ADA accessible ramps, a newly painted continental crosswalk, and a new traffic signal at the crosswalk.
Over 4,200 students attend Granada Hills Charter High School and they depend on safe sidewalks and crosswalks to get to and from school. While a controlled pedestrian crosswalk was installed years ago on Zelzah, it was clear that an actual traffic signal was needed to bring cars to a halt and allow safe crossing.
With the new sidewalk, traffic light, and crosswalk now installed, we can ensure that nothing stands in the way of students getting to school and pursuing their dreams.