Cheers West Edition


Wave Staff Report

Tyler Okeke has been sworn in as the new student board member of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Board of Education.

A senior at Richard Vladovic High School, Okeke also is an L.A. Mayor’s Youth Council member, the Black Student Union president, founder of the Harbor Political Action Committee, and is active with the Los Angeles Metropolitan Debate League.

He is the son of Nigerian immigrants.

Bridget Smith

Bridget Smith, a field reimbursement manager with Genentech, has been elected to the James Jordan Middle School Board of Trustees in the San Fernando Valley.

Smith earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Spelman College and served as a pulmonary function technologist at Georgia’s Emory Healthcare in the 1980s.

She has volunteered for L.A. Works for nearly five years helping to beautify inner-city schools, making blankets for veterans and assembling after-school care packages for elementary-school children.

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson has been installed as the new pastor of Watt’s 114th Street Revival Center Triedstone Church of God in Christ.

Jackson has been a church member since 1980 and has envisioned it becoming a community center. He loves to play basketball and watch action movies.

Compiled by Dorany Pineda.

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