AWARDS and COMMENDATIONS
Congratulations to Ken Budd for his Gold SATW award for his article, Kenya: Holding Elijah, on We Said Go Travel.
Nomadic Samuel says: Lisa Niver Rajna and George Rajna are the collective creative genius behind We Said Go Travel global travel community site. As co-authors of Traveling in Sin they’re also accomplished writers and speakers with extensive around the world travel experience. Given their versatility in skill-set and passion for travel it’s no surprise they have one of the most accomplished travel blogs around today. (Ranking #79 December 2013, #97 September 2013)
Top 1% Elite Influencer in Travel by KRED
We Said Go Travel was named a Top 1% Influencer in Travel in May 2013! Thanks Kred!
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We Said Go Travel is a global community of over three hundred writers with articles from every continent. Stories are shared with photos and video from a perspective of the transformative power of travel. We Said Go Travel has hosted live and online events as well as travel writing contests.
From US Senator Barbara Boxer
Congratulations on your nomination for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. I understand you were nominated because of your mastery of the subjects, instructional methods, leadership in education and dedication to improving student learning. I am pleased to have this opportunity to join your colleagues, family and friends in offering my congratulations for your service to Brawerman Elementary School and the greater Los Angeles community through your creation of the Los Angeles Science Teacher Network.Once again, I extend my best wishes on your nomination for this prestigious award and thank you for your dedication to education.Sincerely, Barbara Boxer, United States Senator
From California State Senator Fran Pavley
State of California Senate Certificate of Recognition
Presented to: Lisa Niver Rajna
In Honor of: Your nomination for the National Science Foundation’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. Your work in teaching young students, in creating a website and blog to encourage lifelong learning in the sciences, and in contributing your professional expertise and enthusiasm in writing and on radio are outstanding examples for all to follow. The State of California commends you for being an inspiration to the people of the 23rd State Senate District. Fran Pavley, Senator 23rd District
California State Assembly Holly Mitchell
Presented to Lisa Niver Rajna in honor of:Your outstanding work and perseverance that resulted in many awards, as well as your contributions to the community through your work as an educator and mentor.
Grateful recognition is merited and hereby rendered with sincere appreciation.Holly Mitchell, 47th Assembly District, California State Legislature
Los Angeles City Council-member Eric Garcetti
· Highlighted by KTLA Channel 5 on Career Day as a science teacher
· Winning an International Award from OXFAM-Canada for their Recycled Toy Contest
· As founder and overseer of the Los Angeles Science Teacher Network for the last three years to include over 40 schools & 70 teachers
· Science Teacher in Los Angeles public and private schools for the last seven years
· Creating “ScienceIsntScary” blog, website & Camp to encourage and inspire science education, global literacy and life long learners
· Featured as an expert on various radio shows and magazine articles about global learning, geographic literacy and science education
· Working to increase global awareness and understanding through connections both here in the U.S and abroad
Through your efforts and ongoing programs, strong connections have been established in our city and neighboring countries changing the lives of many students and their famili
I join many members of the community to applaud your involvement to building a brighter future for everyone.
Eric Garcetti, Councilmember 13th District
State Superintendent California Department of Education
On behalf of the California Department of Education, I wish to congratulate you on your nomination for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (often abbreviated PAEMST). The Presidential Awards are the highest recognition that a teacher of science or mathematics can receive.Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Education
City of Los Angeles City Council-member Bill Rosendahl
City of Los Angeles Certificate of Appreciation:
On Behalf of the Citizens of Council District Eleven this certificate is presented to you for your ongoing commitment and dedication to provide community and leadership in Los Angeles. Your efforts help to build connections in our city and to other countries as well as with our neighbors. Through your ongoing programs, you have enhanced and changed the lives of many and I join with other members of our community to applaud your involvement to building a brighter future for everyone. Bill Rosendahl, October 18, 2011
Thank you to Bill Rosendahl, City Council-member and the City of Los Angeles for our Certificate of Appreciation for our leadership and community building in Los Angeles! Given to us October 18, 2011 at our Los Angeles Meet Plan Go Event (part of National Event)