About 1,500 district eighth-graders explored what the future has in store at the district’s annual High School Showcase, held on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at Earl Warren Showgrounds. At the trade-fair style event, junior high students engaged with high school students, teachers, counselors and staff representing academies, career technical education, visual and performing arts, and other special programs offered at our local high school campuses.

“There are so many things that make Santa Barbara amazing and unique, and this event is one of them,” said Superintendent of Santa Barbara Unified School District, Cary Matsuoka. The event was open to the public in the evening hours, and many families and community members enjoyed the experience. “I’m pleased with the efforts of so many people who came together to provide our students with a great Showcase experience,” said Tiffany Carson, district coordinator of Career Technical Education, who planned the event.