Kiwanis Honors Longden Elementary School Students

photo: Vice-Principal Mr. Robert Westgate, Hope Ferguson, Hannah Crews, and Andres Huerta

By Jerry Jambazian

Temple City

The Kiwanis Club of Temple City recognized three outstanding students in the 6th grade from Longden Elementary School.  Pictured with the proud students is Vice-Principal Mr. Robert Westgate.

Hope is 12 years old and in Mrs. Korsavong-Yi’s class.  She has three older brothers and sisters and enjoys singing, dancing, and architecture.  Hope said, “The best things about Longden are my friends, the playground, and I have been here since kindergarten.”  The best thing that ever happened was being in a talent show and everyone clapping.  Personal goals are to change her school habits, design a building, read more, be responsible, and to be less talkative.

Hannah is 13 years old and in Mrs. Jenning’s class.  She has three older brothers and sisters and enjoys reading, swimming, going to the mall, hanging out with family, and going to the beach.  Hannah said, “The best things about Longden are my friends, the great education, and the people there.”  The best thing that ever happened was going on the Washington DC trip in the 5th grade.  Personal goals are to make things less expensive, build a park, to be good at soccer, learn to speak Spanish, and to be more active.

Andres is 12 years old and in Mrs. Acosta’s class.  He has a brother and sister and enjoys playing sports.  Andres said, “The best things about Longden are the safe playground, great education, and the staff are really nice.”  The best thing that ever happened was winning first place in soccer.  Personal goals are to stop pollution, build a soccer stadium, be on the honor roll, be an international soccer player, and to attend a great university.

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 Denny’s 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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