Kiwanis Honors Longden Elementary School Students Jonathan Foo, Linya Wu, and Katherine Lieu

by Jerry Jambazian
October 30, 2013 • 657 views

Temple City

The Kiwanis Club of Temple City recognized three outstanding students from Longden Elementary School. Accompanying the students was new Longden Principal Adin Rudd and singer, songwriter, musician, teacher Mr. Dan Ferguson.

Jonathan is 11 years old and has two sisters.  He enjoys playing sports, reading, and video games.  Jonathan said, “The best things about Longden are the great teachers, the education we receive, and all the respectful people.”  The best thing that ever happened was getting good grades on his test and report cards. Personal goals are to make everyone happy, build a house for the poor, be smart, get good at sports, and have a good life.

Linya is 11 years old and has two sisters.  She enjoys drawing, swimming, badminton, and reading.  Linya said, “The best things about Longden are the nice teachers, everyone works hard, and the fun school activities.”  The best thing that ever happened was when her baby sister was born. Personal goals are to build houses for the homeless, build a park for animals with beautiful plants, get good grades, get better at cooking, and help her sister to become smart.

Katherine is 11 years old and has a younger brother.  She enjoys swimming, reading, electronics, and playing with her friends.  Katherine said, “The best things about Longden are her friends, the school library, her classmates and Mr. Ferguson.”  The best thing that ever happened was when her baby brother Kyle was born. Personal goals are to stop pollution, invent contact lenses that never hurt your eyes, attend USC, get all A’s, and get over her fear of playing sports..

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 contact Jerry Jambazian at (626) 643-9460.  You can also visit their website at www.templecitykiwanisrg.

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