Oak Student Wins Los Angeles Lakers’ Freedom Contest

by Lynne Burkardt

Agnes Mok, an eighth grade student at Oak Avenue Intermediate School.

by Lynne Burkardt
March 20, 2013 • 798 views

Temple City

Agnes Mok, an eighth grade student at Oak Avenue Intermediate School, is one of only five winners of the Los Angeles Lakers 7th Annual “Freedom Through My Eyes” Art and Essay Contest.  Agnes’ winning essay is entitled “Proud to be an American” and the Temple City Unified School District is indeed proud of her!

She and a parent will fly to Washington, D.C. to explore our Nation’s famous monuments and museums!

Additionally, Agnes will also be invited to attend the Lakers home game on Friday, April 12 where she will be recognized prior to the game and her artwork and essay will be displayed on the main concourse.

Each year this contest is made available to middle school students throughout Los Angeles County.  For the past several years, Oak’s academic counselor, Donna Cleman, has encouraged students to apply.  Agnes is, in fact, Oak’s second winner.  Michelle Tang was honored three years ago at a noontime assembly featuring several of the Laker Girls.

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