The Ocean Park Association and the Buy Local Santa Monica Committee announced Sunday the grand marshals for the sixth annual Santa Monica Fourth of July Parade.
They are Benjamin Kay, a science teacher at Santa Monica High School; Joe Wise, a science teacher at New Roads High School; Marianna O¬íBrien, a science teacher at Lincoln Middle School; and Kristin Jurewicz, a science teacher at John Adams Middle School.
¬ìThe science teachers deserve to take a bow for the tremendous work they have done for the children of our community¬î said Lori Nafshun, one of the Fourth of July Parade founders.
As this year¬ís parade theme emphasizes science and technology, Nafshun said it¬ís important to recognize school teachers who have the opportunity and ability to teach critical thinking.
¬ìWe owe the science teachers our gratitude for helping to keep the passion for learning alive,¬î she said.
The parade starts at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in front of the Civic Center and will proceed down Main Street.
For more information. visit www.opa-sm.org/parade.