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May 4th, 2009 by Temple City Tribune
Kiwanis Club of Temple City was pleased to have honored three outstanding students from Longden Elementary School. Accompanying the students was office clerk Mrs. Sue Anderson.
Jimmy is 11 years old, in Ms. Jenning’s class. Jimmy and has two younger brothers and enjoys swimming. Jimmy said, “The best things about Longden are learning new things, and my friends.” The best thing that ever happened was when he started to attend Longden. Personal goals are to build a castle, get better grades, get an allowance, and to make his family happy.
Spencer is 11 years old, in Ms. Korsavong’s class. Spencer and has two older sisters and enjoys playing video games, computers, drawing, and badminton. Spencer said, “The best things about Longden are the wonderful teachers, the enjoyable orchestra, and the large variety of books in the library.” The best thing that ever happened was when he got a Nintendo Wii for Christmas. Personal goals are to stop global warming, build a giant monument in his honor, get into Berkeley University, be a genius at technology, and to be a graphic designer for games.
Tommy is 11 years old, in Mrs. Acosta’s class. Tommy has an older sister and enjoys camping, fishing, and basketball. Tommy said, “The best things about Longden are math class, recess, and my teachers.” The best thing that ever happened was coming to the United States to be with his mother and father in their new country. Personal goals are to build an airplane, play the guitar, become a good student, learn about American life, get a good job and have a happy family.
Each week the Temple City Kiwanis Club is pleased to recognize outstanding students and their teachers from Cloverly, Emperor, Longden, and the Dr. Doug Sears Learning Center. Kiwanis treats students and their teacher to lunch. Students receive a certificate, a letter for their parents, a bumper sticker, a gift certificate from The Hat Restaurant, and a photograph of them receiving their award. Their photo will also be published in Temple City Life, Temple City Tribune, Mid Valley News, and displayed in the Temple City Unified School District lobby.
Temple City Kiwanis has been serving our community since 1939. Members are dedicated men and women who desire to make a difference in the quality of life for the youth of Temple City. Kiwanis meets at 12:00 noon each Tuesday at The Bahooka Family Restaurant. To find out more about Kiwanis, please call Jerry Jambazian at (626) 286-2444. You can also visit their website at www.templecitykiwanis.org.