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Kiwanis Honors Dr. Doug Sears Learning Center Student Irene Sun

by Jerry Jambazian

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Temple City

The Kiwanis Club of Temple City recognized Irene Sun from the Dr. Doug Sears Learning Center. Accompanying Irene was CLC teacher Mr. Reggie Rios.
Irene is 17 years old and is in Mr. Rios, Mr. Jahan, Mr. Patterson, Mr. KcKinnis, Mr. Acevedo, and Mrs. Robert’s class.  She has two younger sisters and enjoys painting, baking, gardening, hairstyling, ice skating, and acting.  Irene said, “The best things about The Learning Center is the warm, loving environment where friends are like family, liberty to express oneself through music and art, and the open-minded teachers who are also supportive.”  The best thing that ever happened was being chosen “Youth of the Year” for the Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club.  If she could change one thing it would be stop adults from forcing children and teens to suppress dreaming and imagination. Personal goals are to be happy with herself and who she is, live comfortably and happy with her family, bring the “American Dream” back to life, and create a wonderland where everyone is free to imagine, believe, dream, wish, and be a child again.
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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News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.
Kiwanis Honors Dr. Doug Sears Learning Center Student Irene Sun