Arena High School Student Receives ‘Every Student Succeeding’ Award


Learn about his story through this wonderful video produced by the ACSA:


ACSA believes every student deserves equal opportunities to succeed. During every school day throughout California, dedicated educators and courageous students overcome tremendous obstacles to reach their goals of academic excellence. Jespa is one of these students. His success is our success, and his powerful story is an inspiration to all.


Arena High School Teacher Ron Roebuck says he and the students learn from Jespa through the experiences he shares about his childhood living in a small village of Babanki in Bamenda, Cameroon.


“To watch the approach Jespa takes to life and new experiences is remarkable,” said Roebuck. “He has accomplished a lot in a very short time. I’m impressed with his work ethic, his positive and grateful attitude every day, and his willingness to talk about what he has gone through.”