Kiwanis Honors Oak Avenue Intermediate School Students

by Jerry Jambazian
April 17, 2014 • 737 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 Mr. Aaron Loomis and Mrs. Winnie Joe.
Jakob is 12 years old and has a younger sister. He likes to cook and play hockey.  Jakob said, “The best things about Oak Avenue are the nice teachers, the great opportunities for students to succeed, and the safe school.”  The best thing that ever happened was going to Paris, France and London, England last summer with People To People.  Personal goals are to help homeless people, become a better hockey player, cook more complex food, and become better at math.
Kristian is 12 years old and has an older sister. He enjoys riding his ATV with his family.  Kristian said, “The best things about Oak Avenue are the seeker team teachers, variety of electives, and the personable students.”  The best thing that ever happened was zip-lining in Alaska and seeing wild animals.  Personal goals are to stop wars, build a flying car, get a 4.o GPA for the 7th grade, to exercise more, and visit his dad more often.
Stephanie is 12 years old and has a younger brother. She enjoys playing the piano, alto sax, and ukulele, along with art, reading, dancing, and traveling.  Stephanie said, “The best things about Oak Avenue are the teachers, music program, and the snacks in the food shelter.”  The best thing that ever happened was being in “The King and I”, and marching in the Disneyland Parade.  Personal goals are to lower taxes on the middle class, build an amusement park, get straight A’s, go to USC, and become a lawyer or judge.
Charlotte is 13 years old and has a younger sister. She enjoys reading, writing fiction, and spending time with her family.  Charlotte said, “The best things about Oak Avenue are the teachers are always willing to help struggling students, the library, the extra programs that bring out the artistic side of students.”  The best thing that ever happened was going to the Grand Canyon and being close to nature.  Personal goals are to do away with poverty and hunger, solve the greatest mysteries, explore the world, realize her mistakes and fix them, and take responsibility for caring for her younger sister.
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 Mid Valley News, 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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