The View From Here: A Year At Encina

1,100 students. 21 languages. 56 teachers. Encina Preparatory (6-12) High School serves families who come from around the world and across the street. This year we explore culture, resilience, challenges and change in suburban Sacramento.

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A Bigger Life

Thursday, March 30, 2017 | Permalink

Elias Blessett wants a bigger life than the one he has been shown in foster care his junior year of high school. He’s been up close and personal to random violence. And he believes that education is his way out.  Blessett doesn’t just want to survive.  He sees a world far beyond Arden Arcade and wants to experience that world through travel.  In these final months of the school year, he remains focused, determined and ready to graduate from Encina Prep High School this year.

Andrew Nixon

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Multimedia Producer Andrew Nixon illustrates CapRadio’s Web content with visual journalism including still photos and videos. He works in the news and information department, and on CapRadio’s documentary program, “The View From Here.”  Read Full Bio 

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