Clark County School District's Best And Brightest

The Clark County School District is known for its low graduation rate.

The school district is also overwhelmed with English language learners and both Democrats and Republicans agree education in Nevada needs more funding. But while the trials and tribulations of the nation’s fifth largest school district are well known - there are bright spots in Southern Nevada education.

Students who faced serious personal obstacles still graduate, some with honors, and move on in the fall to some very prestigious colleges and universities. RJ Khalaf is one of those students. RJ moved to Henderson when he was about 5-years-old and he recently graduated from Coronado High School.

Next month, he’s off to London at a student with New York University to study business.


RJ Khalaf, freshman at New York University and 2014 graduate of Coronado High school

Stelio Ropokis, freshman at Stanford University and 2014 graduate of West Career and Technical Academy

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Erika Carrera, freshman at Arizona State University’s Honors College and 2014 graduate of Veteran’s Tribute Career and Technical Academy

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