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Kiwanis Honors Oak Avenue Intermediate School Students Madison Barnes and Taylor Mack

by Jerry Jambazian

Temple City

The Kiwanis Club of Temple City recognized two outstanding students from Oak Avenue Intermediate School. Accompanying the students were Oak teachers Marlisse Reina and Emma Zamora.

Madison is 13 years old and in Mrs. Jessica Goold’s class.  She has four brothers and enjoys anything musical.  Madison said, “The best things about Oak Avenue are my teachers, the people in my school, and the programs.”  The best thing that ever happened was starting to play soccer because it involves running and hard work. Personal goals are to build a soccer stadium, attend a music college, become a professional singer, and achieve her goals.

Taylor is 13 years old and in Mrs. Jessica Goold’s class.  He has four sisters and enjoys reading, computer programming, and playing strategic board games.  Taylor said, “The best things about Oak Avenue is there is very little bullying, and if there is any it is dealt with quickly.”  The best thing that ever happened was earning a 4.0 GPA in the 6th grade. Personal goals are to provide internet to the world, construct a video arcade with a mixture of classic and modern gaming, repeat his 4.0 GPA, learn Java programming, and to attend Stanford 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 contact Jerry Jambazian at (626) 643-9460.  You can also visit their website at www.templecitykiwanisrg.

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