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Athena Flores from Pence Elementary and Desiree Galamgam from Sunnyslope Elementary are the Imperial Beach Kiwanis May Students of the Month!

May 18, 2016 01:38AM ● By Paul Spear

Athena Flores from Pence Elementary and Desiree Galamgam from Sunnyslope Elementary are the Imperial Beach South Bay Kiwanis May Students of the Month! 

Please congratulate our two Students of the Month today.

(1) Pence Elementary—Athena Flores : Her teacher, Mrs. Araujo writes Athena 
inspires everyone around her, and has made her educational goals a top priority. 
Despite living with health complications, she has managed to overcome great ob-
stacles and succeed in meeting her academic goals. She enjoys being in school 
and learning new things. She is a model student, always tries her best, and never 
gives up when facing a new challenge. Athena’s behavior is exemplary, and has a 
positive and optimistic attitude . Athena possesses an intrinsic motivation to suc-
ceed, despite the odds she may encounter along the way.

(2) Sunnyslope Elementary—Desiree Galamgam: Her teacher, Ms. Zopatti, writes 
Desiree is an outstanding student, and one of her top students in both academic 
and citizenship. She works hard, follows school rules, both inside and outside the 
classroom. She helps others, and assists students with Math when they need it. 
She helps me with stapling papers, and other areas, and helps office staff with 
weekly attendance. She is so responsible, never missed any homework assigned.


About the Imperial Beach South Bay Kiwanian “Student of the Month Award”:

  The Student of the Month is nominated by his or her teacher. The winner is chosen in  recognition of his/her academic excellence, great effort, and willingness to work hard.  As Student of the Month, they attend the next Kiwanis meeting with their family, teacher and school principal were they receive an award certificate, have their picture taken with their family, teacher, principal and a member of the Kiwanis. They also receive $25 to go into a savings account for college. They donated around 40 books to the SBUSD Elementary to go in their Library for students to read or classes, signed in recognition of those speaking at their Meetings, and Students of the Month.


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