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Kiwanis recognizes some Terrific Kids

The Shafter Kiwanis Club held their monthly Terrific Kids luncheon on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 18, recognizing outstanding students from the Richland School District. The students honored best displayed the trait that was selected as the theme for that month. This last month, the trait was "Inclusive."

Students are nominated by a teacher or administrator, with that person recognizing that student for being a great example of that trait. This month, for Richland Junior High, the students selected were Jocelyn Venegas and Lilyana Coronado. They were presented with their awards by Dean of Students Mylum Nicholson. For Sequoia Elementary School, Bart Castillo and Jazmin Elizondo were recognized for their outstanding performance. They were given their awards by Principal Janean Johnson and Assistant Principal Tonia Aguilera. For Golden Oak Elementary School, Assistant Principal Jose Montelongo presented awards to Jesus Sainz, Daniel Villanueva and William Wehunt.

Terrific Kids is a student-recognition program that 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 teacher to establish goals to improve behavior, peer relationships, attendance or school work. All students who achieve their goals after a specific time are recognized as Terrific Kids.

Recognition includes the presentation of a t-shirt, bumper sticker, certificate and pencils. This was the final Terrific Kids Luncheon of this school year.


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