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Kiwanis Honors Longden Elementary School Students

by Jerry Jambazian

Temple City

The Kiwanis Club of Temple City recognized three outstanding students from the Longden Elementary School. Accompanying the students is their teacher Mr. Greg Shahoian. Mr. Shahoian has been teaching in the District for 16 years.
Amir is 11 years old and has three brothers and sisters. He enjoys singing and dancing.  Amir said, “The best things about Longden are the best teachers ever, its very big, and it is filled with kindness.”  The best thing that ever happened was surviving heart disease when he was first born. His personal goals are to build a homeless church and shelter for the homeless, be on the honor roll, audition for the X-Factor someday, and go to USC.
Henry is 11 years old and has a younger sister. He enjoys swimming.  Henry said, “The best things about Longden are the great teachers, it is bigger than any school I have attended, and it’s fun to learn.”  The best thing that ever happened was getting a first-place medal in swimming. His personal goals are stop bullying, build a rocket, get into the Junior Olympics for swimming, get into algebra class, and get better at language arts.
Jillian is 11 years old and enjoys hanging out with her friends, and playing volleyball.  Jillian said, “The best things about Longden are the great teachers, the great education I receive, and its always safe.”  The best thing that ever happened was going to Seattle to visit her whole family. Her personal goals are to do better in school, build the tallest building in the world, read more, be better at math, and become the best she can be.
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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