Kiwanis Honors Emperor Elementary School Students

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by Jerry Jambazian
May 7, 2014 • 468 views

Temple City

The Kiwanis Club of Temple City recognized six outstanding students from Emperor Elementary School. Accompanying the students is Emperor teacher Mrs. Shelly Scanlan.
William is 12 years old and in Mrs. Scanlan’s class. He has a twin brother and enjoys water polo and playing video games.  William said, “The best things about Emperor are the great teachers, awesome students, and the great activities.”  The best thing that ever happened was receiving 2nd place in the nation for his water polo team. Personal goals are to build a time machine, go to USC, get better at water polo, and get straight A’s.
Jasmine is 11 years old and in Miss Parrille’s class. She has an older brother and enjoys drawing, swimming, singing, and hanging out with her friends. Jasmine said, “The best things about Emperor are the super helpful staff, my wonderful friends, and the amazing assemblies.” The best thing that ever happened was receiving Student of the Month honors. Personal goals are to stop world hunger, build a large Hello Kitty, keep getting straight A’s, get into a good college, and become a world renown artist.
Cady is 11 years old and in Mr. Giangregorio’s class. She has an older brother and enjoys figure skating, reading, drawing, and studying for tests.  Cady said, “The best things about Emperor are the amazing kind and educated teachers, the entertaining assemblies, and my kind, affectionate, and funny friends.”  The best thing that ever happened was adopting her dog Coco and passing her Certificate of Merit for piano. Personal goals are to end world hunger, have world peace, build a homeless shelter, get straight A’s, spend more time practicing the piano, and making her parents proud.
Sarah is 12 years old and in Mrs. Scanlan’s class. She has a younger brother and enjoys dancing and swimming.  Sarah said, “The best things about Emperor are the fun activities, and they will make me a great person.”  The best thing that ever happened is knowing she has friends she can count on. Personal goals are to help her dad a little more, build a mall for shopping, to finish school, go to college, and become a teacher.
Charmaine is 12 years old and in Miss. Parrille’s class. She has two younger sisters and enjoys collecting globes and being loud and crazy.  Charmaine said, “The best things about Emperor are the teachers not only care about academics, but character, Everyone helps each other, the teacher are not boring.”  The best thing that ever happened was moving here from Hong Kong and my friends. Personal goals are that homeless people have enough to eat, a machine to help repair part of the ozone layer, to remain a kid, work hard and go to a good university, and do more chores.
Hannah is 11 years old and in Mr. Giangregorio’s class. She has two older brothers and enjoys soccer, reading, history, weaving, and playing Clash of Clans.  Hannah said, “The best things about Emperor are the friends I have made there, the fun assemblies, and P.E.”  The best thing that ever happened was getting straight A’s on her report card. Personal goals are to have no more wars, build a school, get straight A’s each year, make varsity soccer in High School, and become better at drawing.
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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