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Kiwanis Honors Longden Elementary Students

Jerry Jambazian

The Kiwanis Club of Temple City recognized three outstanding students from Longden Elementary School.  Accompanying the students was their teacher Ms. Karen Chang.
Sara is 12 years old and has an older sister. She enjoys music, eating cookies, girls on the run, and meeting new people.  Sara said, “The best things about Longden are the nice teachers, the fun things to do, and they have a program for everything.”  The best thing that ever happened was when her friend came from Egypt and surprised her. Her personal goals are to read more books, respect everyone, always get straight A’s, visit her family and friends in Egypt, and to always have fun.
Wesley is 11 years old and has an older sister. He enjoys reading and using his laptop.  Wesley said, “The best things about Longden are the friendly teachers, supportive staff, and friendly students.”  The best thing that ever happened was coming to California from Indiana. His personal goals are to change the way people look at life, build a teleportation device, travel the world, learn many different languages, and to become a scientist.
Mark is 11 years old and has two sisters. He enjoys playing baseball, video games, and hanging out with his friends.  Mark said, “The best things about Longden are my friends, the great teachers, fun events and projects.”  The best thing that ever happened was when he was told he was cancer free when he was nine years old. His personal goals are to end all wars, build a time machine to fix mistakes, graduate high school, get into a good college like USC, and to become a major league baseball player.
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.templecitykiwanisorg.

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