Kiwanis Honors Oak Avenue Intermediate School Students Kayla Truong, Sheri Cheng, Sean Wu, Joseph Cheung, Justin Bowman, and Carol Anne Werthwein

by Jerry Jambazian

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Temple City

The Kiwanis Club of Temple City recognized three outstanding students from Oak Avenue Intermediate School.  Accompanying the students was Oak Avenue teacher Mrs. Holly Tran.
Kayla is 13 years old and in Mr. Loomis’ class.  She has an older brother and enjoys being outdoors, playing tennis, basketball, volleyball, and trying new things.  Kayla said, “The best things about Oak Avenue are the caring and dedicated staff, the safe and friendly environment, and the character program.” The best thing that ever happened was making a 6th grade promotion speech at Emperor School. If she could change one thing it would be to end violence in school by promoting positive relationships. Personal goals are to build a machine to cure all diseases, go to a prestigious college, work hard to become a doctor, study hard and get good grades.
Sheri is 14 years old and in Ms. Reina’s class.  She has an older brother and enjoys sketching, reading, and playing the piano.  Sheri said, “The best things about Oak Avenue are the amazing teachers and staff, exciting activities, and my great friends.” The best thing that ever happened was meeting her grandfather for the first time. If she could change one thing it would be to save the rainforests. Personal goals are to build a machine to cure cancer, achieve straight A’s, become a better piano player, and attend a good college.
Sean is 14 years old and in Mrs. Goold’s class.  He has an older brother and enjoys reading, swimming, fencing, art, running, writing, literature, and architecture.  Sean said, “The best things about Oak Avenue are the amazing and kind teachers, friendly students that are easy to socialize with, and the clean campus with good morals and virtues.” The best thing that ever happened was receiving the High Twelve Award in the 6th grade. If he could change one thing it would be to live in a world free of toxins. Personal goals are to build a device that produces antidotes that cures any disease, obtain a 4.0 for his entire academic career, to be accepted into a prestigious university, and to be successful in life with a strong family.
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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Temple City

The Kiwanis Club of Temple City recognized three outstanding students from Oak Avenue Intermediate School.  Accompanying the students was their teacher Mrs. Marta Bourgeili.
Joseph is 14 years old and has a younger sister. He enjoys Boy Scouts, magic, and making his own tea.  Joseph said, “The best things about Oak Avenue are the really nice and dedicated staff, the wonderful environment, and friendly students.” The best thing that ever happened was receiving the Maverick Nicest Human Being Award. If he could change one thing it would be to remove the walls that separate people. Personal goals are to build a library so you could do more things than you could imagine, achieve Eagle Scout, become a Forensic Scientist, and be able to speak to large audiences.
Justin is 14 years old and has an older brother. He enjoys playing baseball and football, tenor saxophone, and watching the L.A. Kings.  Justin said, “The best things about Oak Avenue are the administrators, the music program, and the dances.” The best thing that ever happened was going to the 2014 BCS National Championship game. If he could change one thing it would be to have his grandparents live closer than New York. Personal goals are to build a mansion for his family, play varsity football and baseball, maintain a 4.0 GPA throughout High School, and be accepted to a Division 1 University.
Carol Anne is 13 years old and has two older sisters. She enjoys dancing, ballet and tap, playing volleyball, shopping, and sewing.  Carol Anne said, “The best things about Oak Avenue are the collaboration between teachers and students, the naturally welcoming atmosphere of the students, and the various opportunities.” The best thing that ever happened was in the first grade being selected to the Camellia Festival as a Princess. If she could change one thing it would be to build an auditorium at the High School. Personal goals are to build a machine that cures all diseases, get into a good college, maintain good GPA and SAT scores, and pursue a career in performing arts.
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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