Lindsay honors TERRIFIC kids for September

Lindsay Kiwanis recognizes learners in Lindsay Unified for exemplary character

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). This month, Lindsay Kiwanis Club congratulates and recognizes two learners from Lindsay High School.

Diego Vasquez
Sophomore, Lindsay H.S.

Diego Vasquez exhibits being TERRIFIC by being a leader on his cross-country team and most recently identified some cultural issues with his team and raised the need to create a retreat to build better relationships. He operates from a framework of respect, always seeking to build, not destroy. He has a high degree of maturity and his peers look to him as a trusted leader.

Diego has also taken on the responsibility of tech director for Lindsay High School and has learned how to operate the production sound systems to support cheer, dance and Lindsay Los Cardinales guitar club. He does all duties with great enthusiasm and a very friendly demeanor at all times. He is very inquisitive with a strong desire to learn and provide a great service to his school and community. Lindsay High School is fortunate to have such a high caliber role model such as Diego. He makes everybody around him feel welcome, comfortable and wanting to be their best person.

Alexa Vasquez
Senior, Lindsay H.S.

Alexa Vasquez has worked enthusiastically as the newly elected president of Lindsay High School Associated Student Body. Alexa is finding creative and thoughtful ways to overcome the last year and a half of challenges associated with the pandemic in an effort to rebuild campus clubs, recruit new advisors, hold new elections, return treasured traditions and restore good financial standing to club accounts.

As a senior, the last time Alexa experienced a full year of “normal” school was as a freshman. Most of her fellow ASB members also have little to no experience in the traditions and processes of the school culture and governance. In short, she is learning and re-building as she goes, demonstrating exceptional leadership and capability as she restores the many traditions and systems that make Lindsay High School tick.

She has also led the adoption of the LUSD Core Values to drive how her leadership team will work together, with an immediate focus on alignment, commitment, risk taking and accountability that she herself models with exemplary effort. Though stressful work, she navigates her leadership roles with uncanny respect and inclusivity which is evident in the team she is building amongst the LHS Associated Student Body. Alexa is stepping up in the service of her school, peers and professional educators at LHS and she makes us all Cardinal proud!

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