December 10, 2018
Paul Padda Law was proud to present Cheyenne High School (CHS) with a $33,000 donation in November 2018. CHS is located in North Las Vegas and has excelled in providing for its students. Eighty-six percent of the students at CHS identify as a minority population, and approximately three-quarters of the students’ families live in poverty. Despite the economic and social challenges many students face, CHS has improved its graduation rate to 92 percent—higher than Nevada’s average graduation rate of 80 percent.
Paul Padda, a Las Vegas personal injury attorney, feels strongly about encouraging and supporting education in Las Vegas community. In fact, one of the core tenets of the firm is the belief in giving back to the community. To help CHS continue to positively impact its student lives for many years to come, Paul Padda Law was happy to make a donation that will support several of the school’s programs.
CHS Offers its Students Excellent Educational and Social Opportunities
CHS is a wonderful example of what public schools can do to provide for their students. Given its growth and performance in the past decade, the Nevada Department of Education assigned CHS as an autonomous school. CHS has a significant amount of control over its curriculum and staffing. The school holds teachers to a very high standard and reassigns teachers who fail to meet that standard.
The school has created numerous programs to keep the students interested in school and better prepare them for the future. Just a few of CHS’s programs include cyber security classes, a partnership with University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Boyd School of Law, a Nevada Intercollegiate Athletics program, a JROTC program, and an excellent choir and band. All of these programs, exemplary teachers, and high expectations have made CHS a model of high school education for Nevada and the country.
CHS’ collaboration with Boyd School of Law particularly caught Paul’s eye. Student’s tour the law school, meet with law professors and law students, and participate in a voting rights project. Through a case study approach, students learn about voting rights in Nevada and throughout the U.S., an absolutely essential topic in modern-day politics. Students also learn about voting right violations and the laws surrounding those violations. This project serves to teach students about their own voting rights, engage them in the political process, and show them that higher education may be a path for them.
How Paul Padda Law’s Donation Will Be Used
CHS cannot continue to provide for its students as it does without financial assistance. Funding for education can be tough to come by, and even then, it must be stretched as far as possible to maximize the funding’s potential benefit. CHS is better able to retain excellent teachers and offer unique academic and arts programs when it receives private donations.
Paul Padda Law’s donation will quickly be put to use. The money will go toward new football helmets, pads, and other safety equipment, a new scorer’s table, and ACT preparation resources. The donation is multi-purpose in that it will help the school’s academics, athletics, and band programs. Each and every student has the potential to benefit from this gift.