Lindsay club announces TERRIFIC kids of March

Lindsay Kiwanis Club honors Jacob Ashcraft, Jennifer Gonzalez-Espinoza for their outstanding character

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LINDSAY – Kiwanis is a group of volunteers with the mission of empowering our community to improve the world by making a lasting difference in the lives of children. 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).

Jacob Ashcraft is an 8th grade learner at Washington Learning Community. Jacob was nominated for TERRIFIC Learner because of his respectful and caring personality. He is also friendly and likes to help other learners with their work and projects. Jacob represented Washington at this year’s Tulare County Spelling Bee, placing in the top 20 spellers. His favorite subject is history. Although Jacob has not yet formulated his career plan, he will be attending college following a two year church mission after high school graduation. Outside of school, Jacob is involved in boxing, skateboarding, likes to read, and enjoys hanging out with friends. He also can be found in the school library helping shelve books, etc. Jacob has one brother and three sisters. 

Jennifer Gonzalez-Espinoza is also an 8th grade learner at Washington Learning Community. She was nominated as a TERRIFIC Learner because she is thoughtful, enthusiastic, and capable. Jennifer is a member of Team Empower, guiding and presenting to visitors from around the country who are interested in Lindsay Unified’s Performance Based System of education. Jennifer, too, finds the subject of history interesting; she especially likes documentaries. After graduating from high school, she intends to get a degree in psychology and computer science with the goal of developing an app that will assist users with mental health issues. Jennifer likes reading, writing, drama, and exercising/running. She has three siblings: a sister who is attending Harvard, a brother attending UCLA, and a sister who also attends Washington Learning Community.

The Lindsay Kiwanis Club recognized Jacob Ashcraft and Jennifer Gonzalez-Espinosa, along with their families, as March’s TERRIFIC Learners at the Lindsay Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting on April 8.

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