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Kiwanis Honors Dr. Doug Sears Learning Center Students

The Kiwanis Club of Temple City honored two outstanding students from the Dr. Doug Sears Learning Center.  Pictured with the proud students is Instructional Aid Jerry McKinnis and teacher Sean Patterson.

Destiny is 16 years old and in Mr. Rios, Mr. Patterson, Mr. Jahan, and Mrs. Robert’s class. She has three older brothers and sisters and enjoys drawing, singing, and hanging out with her friends.  Destiny said, “The best things about the DDSLC is the staff making you feel welcome, they provide help with any problems you have, and it’s a place I call ‘home’.”  The best thing that ever happened was going on a DDSLC fishing field trip to Long Beach.  Personal goals are to go to college and become a pharmacist, to be happy and have a good life.

Drew is 16 years old and in Mr. Rios, Mr. Patterson, and Mr. Jahan’s class. She has three brothers and sisters and enjoys skateboarding, playing the guitar, and filmmaking.  Drew said, “The best things about the DDSLC are the great staff that are friendly and helpful, the film class and recording studio, and my awesome counselor, Mr. Acevedo.”  Her favorite memory is getting In N’ Out double doubles for good attendance.  Personal goals are to attend PCC filmmaking for two years and then transfer to a four-year university, become a documentary filmmaker, and to buy her mom a house.

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.

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