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By Jamie Stewart
The Shafter Press 

Kiwanis honoring some Terrific Kids


Last updated 3/20/2022 at 2:43pm | View PDF

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From Richland Junior High, Dean Ramon Cardenez, Representative Steven Kemp, Rodrigo Mondragon, Isabella Zirangua, Emily Faith Chavez and Principal Monica Garza.

The Shafter Kiwanis Club held their monthly Terrific Kids luncheon, recognizing students who best exemplify traits that describe Terrific Kids in the program specifics.

The program promotes character development, self-esteem and perseverance. "Terrific" is an acronym for Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive and Capable.

Students work with their classroom teachers to establish goals to improve behavior, peer relationships, attendance and school work. Students benefit from the program by building character, develop leadership skills, and attain important life skills known as developmental assets that help them make smart choices.

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Redwood Principal Ivonne Hernandez and student Juan Solorzano.

This month, the trait was Inquisitiveness. Students who best portray this trait were nominated by their teachers and staff, giving them the title of Terrific Kid. Each student honored receives a T-shirt, pencil, certificate, bumper sticker and a lunch with the members of the Kiwanis Club.

For Richland Junior High, Principal Monica Garza, Dean Ramon Cardenez, and a representative from Congressman David Valadao's office, Steven Kemp, presented Terrific Kid awards to Rodrigo Mondragon, Isabella Zirangua and Emily Faith Chavez.

Redwood Elementary School Principal Ivonne Hernandez presented their award to Juan Solorzano.

Students Abraham Alvarez and Francisco Buenrostro were the winners from Golden Oak Elementary. They received their awards from Principal Diane Barnett.

Representing Sequoia Elementary School, Principal Janean Johnson and Assistant Principal Tonia Aguilera presented Terrific Kids awards to Camila Rea and Yazlyn Mondragon.


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