Contra Costa district to call college for oldest park ranger

By Tony Hicks, Bay Metropolis Information Basis

The nation’s oldest residing nationwide park ranger is getting an area college named after her for her a hundredth birthday.

Betty Reid Soskin, the 99-year-old ranger on the Rosie the Riveter WWII Dwelling Entrance Nationwide Historic Park in Richmond, is being honored subsequent week by the West Contra Costa Unified College District, which is rechristening Juan Crespi Center College in El Sobrante as Betty Reid Soskin Center College.

The ceremony takes place at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 22 — Soskin’s a hundredth birthday — on the college at 1121 Allview Ave. in El Sobrante.

Soskin, who based Reid’s Data in Berkeley with former husband Mel Reid, was energetic within the Civil Rights Motion and later labored for state assemblymembers Dion Aroner and Loni Hancock.

Soskin was additionally a part of the planning and growth of the park the place she nonetheless works as a tour information.

The varsity district will broadcast the ceremony by way of Fb Reside (@westcontracostaschools).

Anybody desirous to attend should present proof of vaccination or a latest adverse COVID-19 take a look at (both a PCR take a look at inside 72 hours of the occasion or an antigen take a look at inside six hours). Friends should additionally put on masks and preserve a distance of three toes from others.

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