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Affair of the Heart

By Victoria Yu

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Arcadia High School

On Mar. 16 at the 29th Annual Affair of the Heart dinner, ASB Accountant and previous Facilities Manager Mrs. Kathy Patterson was recognized, along with four other honorable figures at AHS, for their outstanding work of making AHS the wonderful place it is today.

Directing the dinner was Lincoln Training Center (LTC), a Certified Community Rehabilitation Program, has a mission to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities by employing them in meaningful jobs in the community. The companies that provide jobs for LTC clients include Pacific Alliance Bank, Home Depot, and our very own AUSD!

Currently at AHS, we have three wonderful LTC clients—Mr. Emmanuel Castillo, Mr. Wade Hartmann, Mr. Matthew Olvera as well as their supervisor Mr. Ernie Carranzal. In a letter of appreciation, AHS’ Supervisor, Mrs. Patricia Weaver said, “The [LTC] crew works very hard from the moment they step foot on our campus until they leave…We are beyond pleased with the work that these fine men perform for us daily.” The LTC crew works very hard from 12:30 to 8:30 p.m., which is why both the crew and Mrs. Patterson were awarded a well deserved certificate of commendation for their service by Congresswoman Judy Chu at the dinner.

“It’s very heartwarming,” Mrs. Patterson said about LTC’s mission, while humbly attributing all credit to the LTC crew despite her own contributions. Throughout the dinner, distinguished individuals and companies were honored for their support of LTC’s programs. When the crew and Mrs. Patterson received their awards, they were very happy and shocked. Though the many services they perform are tedious, the LTC crew always have a smile on their faces, showing their passion in helping others.

Both Mrs. Patterson and the LTC crew’s hard work have finally been recognized, and we are grateful for their wonderful service toward not only AHS, but the community as a whole.

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News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.
Affair of the Heart