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Kiwanis Club honors Terrific Kids

The Shafter Kiwanis Club held their monthly Terrific Kids luncheon last week, recognizing selected students for their outstanding performance in and out of the classroom. A different character trait is featured each month, with students exhibiting those traits honored for their achievements.

Representing Richland Junior High at Wednesday's lunch, Dean of Students Mylum Nicholson presented awards to students Isaiah Madrigal and Brooklyn Allred. Students Mathias Torres and Sophia DeLeon were honored from Sequoia Elementary School. They were given their awards by Assistant Principal Julia Aguilar and Principal Janeane Johnson.

For Golden Oak Elementary School, Assistant Principal Joseph Montelongo gave Terrific Kids awards to students Evelyn Ruiz Vega and Sofia Cortes.

From Redwood Elementary School, Isaac Salgado and Stefany Rios were recognized for their performance in and out of the classroom.

The Terrific Kids program has been honoring students for decades, giving them positive reinforcement for their exhibition of positive character traits at their respective schools.

Those traits that the Kiwanis and the school's teachers are looking for include Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive and Capable.

May's trait is Respectful. Teachers from the Richland School District nominate students who exhibit that trait. Each student receives a certificate, a pencil, bumper sticker, and a t-shirt.


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