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Kiwanis Honors Longden Elementary School Students Samantha Getze, Desteny Castillo, and Jose Luis Huizar

November 30th, 2012 by Temple City Tribune

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-Photo by Jerry Jambazian

The Kiwanis Club of Temple City honored three outstanding students from Longden Elementary School. Pictured with the proud student’s is their teacher, Mrs. Korsavong-Yi.
Samantha is 11 years old and has an older brother. She enjoys playing soccer, reading and writing. Samantha said, “The best things about Longden are the excellent staff, safe campus, and its lots of fun.” The best thing that ever happened was ziplining over the breathtaking tropical rainforest of Costa Rica. Personal goals are to give the homeless a better life, build a huge desalination plant, get straight A’s get accepted to an outstanding college, and become a author.
Desteny is 11 years old and has two younger brothers. She enjoys basketball, track and field, football and volleyball. Desteny said, “The best things about Longden are being able to see my teachers from previous grades, science and social studies, the teachers provide a good education.” Personal goals are to donate money to adults and kids who have cancer, build a huge hotel for poor people, go to college and have a good career, to become a professional basketball player or doctor.
Jose is 11 years old and has an older brother. He enjoys playing the saxophone, reading, homework, and going to taekwondo every day. Jose said, “The best things about Longden are nice teachers that help me make the right choices, the ELD programs for kids that don’t speak English, and the music program.” The best thing is having a family that spends time with him. Personal goals are to have no racism or discrimination, build a hospital, get straight A’s, graduate elementary school, go to college and become a doctor.
Each week the Temple City Kiwanis Club is pleased to recognize outstanding students and their teachers from Cloverly, Emperor, Longden, Oak Avenue, 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, Mid Valley News, Temple City Tribune, 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.

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