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Students of the Month

February 27th, 2009 by Temple City Tribune

Kiwanis Honors Cloverly Elementary School Students Christopher Chua and Hannah Cruz
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Kiwanis Club of Temple City was pleased to have honored two outstanding students from Cloverly Elementary School on February 3, 2009. Pictured with the proud students is Cloverly teacher, Mr. Ron Lee who has been at Cloverly for 34 years.
Christopher is 11 years old and in Mr. Lee’s class. He has an older brother and enjoys computers, science, reading, and mechanics. Christopher said, “The best things about Cloverly are the good teachers, clean campus, and big library.” Personal goals are to build a self-sustaining colony on mars, go to college, get good grades, and become a computer programmer.
Hannah is 11 years old and in Ms. Carlson’s class. She has an older sister and enjoys playing the violin and piano. Hannah said, “The best things about Cloverly are the fun and friendly staff, field trips to museum’s and restaurants, and the extra activities like band, orchestra, chorus, and student council.” Personal goals are to get build a music studio, become a famous music composer, violinist, or conductor.

Kiwanis Honors Emperor Elementary School Students Sarah Marie Wright, Robert Mendoza, and Aaron Arriola
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Kiwanis Club of Temple City was pleased to have honored three outstanding students from Emperor Elementary School on February 10, 2009. Pictured with the proud students is Emperor teacher, Mrs. Shelly Scanlan.
Sarah is 12 years old and in Mr. Giangregorio’s class. She has a younger brother and sister (her brother is on the Camellia Festival Royal Court) and enjoys playing soccer, the cello, drawing and writing stories, she also is in her church band. The best thing that ever happened to Sarah was when she accepted Jesus into her heart. Sarah said, “The best things about Emperor are the kind and helpful teachers, the homework is explained well, and the clean campus.” Personal goals are to graduate from college, become an influential person, and build a home for underprivileged children.
Robert is 11 years old and in Mrs. Taylor’s class. He enjoys playing soccer, singing, dancing, cooking and reading. Robert said, “The best things about Emperor are the great teachers, great friends, and fun activities.” Robert also said, “The best thing is I have friends that are there for me and a family that cares about me.” Personal goals are to build a place for the homeless, become a history professor, become an actor or a soccer pro.
Aaron is 12 years old and in Mrs. Scanlan’s class. He enjoys playing basketball, baseball, camping, and motorcycle riding. Aaron said, “The best things about Emperor are the clean campus, helpful staff, and the great education.” The best thing that ever happened was moving to Temple City. Personal goals are to help kids that are sick and can’t speak, build a field of dreams in Temple City, become a police officer, read more, and play baseball or basketball at the college level.

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.

Photos by Jerry Jambazian

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