City of Garden Grove logoOn Tuesday, May 23, 2023, the City of Garden Grove recognized over 70 residents at the 2023 Garden Grove College Graduates’ Reception for their achievements in higher education. Graduates received local, state and federal certificates of recognition, and over $8,000 in opportunity cash prizes, gift cards and services.

During the private event, Garden Grove Mayor Steve Jones noted the tenth anniversary of the event and encouraged graduates to build their careers and raise their families in Garden Grove.

“There are several different career disciplines represented in the Class of 2023 that include technology, medicine, science, social work, and education. All of those careers have major employers here in Garden Grove,” said Mayor Jones. He added, “When it comes to raising a family, schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District are rated as some of the highest-achieving in the nation.”

Master’s sponsors for the event were DTN.TECH, Garden Grove Unified School District, Garden Grove Shell #1 and Embassy Suites by Hilton Anaheim South.

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