Kiwanis Honors Oak Avenue Intermediate School Students

June 13, 2013 • 1,139 views

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The Kiwanis Club of Temple City recognized four outstanding students from Oak Avenue Intermediate School. Accompanying the students were Oak teachers Jason Rose and Amanda Kasuyama.

Rachel is 13 years old and has an older brother. She enjoys listening to music, reading books, and watching movies.  Rachel said, “The best things about Oak Avenue are the clubs, activities, teachers and staff.”  The best thing that ever happened was being accepted into Honors Biology for high school.  Personal goals are to change the economy, build a shelter for the homeless, go to college, maintain good grades, and get into A.P. classes in high school.

Katie is 14 years old and has two older brothers. She enjoys volleyball, hanging out with her friends, shopping, and reading.  Katie said, “The best things about Oak Avenue are the teachers, sports activities, and the campus.”  The best thing that ever happened was going to Mexico and ziplining at Astrocamp, Catalina.  Personal goals are to build a skyscraper, be a doctor, travel the world, and learn to drive.

Michael is 13 years old and has two older brothers. He enjoys playing baseball and playing the trumpet in the school band and Pasadena Youth Symphony.  Michael said, “The best things about Oak Avenue are sports, music programs, fun activities, the teachers and joyful staff.”  The best thing that ever happened was being able to travel to Vienna, Prague, and Salzberg.  Personal goals are to eliminate discrimination, build a orphanage, get into a good college, have a good career, and to help those in need.

Amanda is 13 years old and has a younger brother. She enjoys playing the piano and flute, writing, music, and volleyball.  Amanda said, “The best things about Oak Avenue are the ‘second-home’ type of environment, the teachers, and friendly peers.”  The best thing that ever happened was being born.  Personal goals are to change the way the world judges, build a homeless shelter, maintain her 4.0 GPA in high school, and to take all the opportunities that come her way and make the best of them.

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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