LINDSAY– Two lucky students who exemplify the best Lindsay Unified strives for were selected as Kiwanis learners for the month of January.
Kiwanis is dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time. Lindsay Kiwanis Club recognizes Lindsay Unified School District learners who are Thoughtful-Enthusiastic-Respectful-Responsible-Inclusive-Friendly-Inquisitive-Capable (TERRIFIC) and who serve their community (school and/or Lindsay).
Diego Loftin is a sixth grader at Reagan Learning Community. Although this is Diego’s first year at Reagan, he has already distinguished himself as a TERRIFIC Learner through his leadership and enthusiasm for learning. Diego is Reagan’s Student Body President and an active participant in school activities. He is a member of the school’s Step-up group, which develops and implements a service project each year. This year’s project moved the school away from using plastic plates for food service in the cafeteria; recyclable paper plates are now in use at the school. Diego also works in the school store. Outside of school, Diego is in 4H and community sports (football, soccer, baseball, basketball). His future plans include playing football for the Fresno Bulldogs; and, ultimately becoming a Fish and Game Warden or following in
his dad’s footsteps of Barbering.
Katherine Cabrera is also a sixth grader at Reagan Learning Community. Katherine is a leader that seeks to make a difference in her school and community. She has served in school council and provides support for her peers. Also involved in the Step-up group, Katherine has participated in various projects including the recycling project and visiting Lindsay Gardens, providing company and friendship to the residents. Katherine, too, is an athlete and is a part of the Jr. Cardinal Soccer team. Katherine’s career goals include becoming a teacher or a prof
essional singer. You may recognize Katherine’s photo, as this is her second nomination and recognition as a TERRIFIC Learner.
The Lindsay Kiwanis Club recognized Diego and Katherine, along with their families, at the Lindsay Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting on Jan. 28.