Lindsay Kiwanis Club recognize TERRIFIC learners throughout Lindsay Unified in October

Kiwanis is a group of volunteers 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).

Jose Andrade

Jose Andrade, a lifetime resident of Lindsay, is a Sophomore at Lindsay High School. Jose embodies the characteristics of TERRIFIC on a daily basis. He is looked up to by his peers because he is one of the kindest and friendliest learners on campus. He always has a smile on his face, has a quirky sense of humor, and is happy being who he is. Jose has been selected to read the bulletin every morning for LHS. He has a fantastic and uplifting style, adding a positive start to the campus each day when he reads the announcements. Jose is heavily involved in the music program, Red Zone, Interact Club, Anime Club, ASL Club, Guitar Club, multimedia pathway, and plans on joining the Tennis team. Jose is the son of Alma Andrade and Juan Ortiz, and big brother to Alexis and Alma. His plan for the future is to be in show business, an actor.

Berenise Rangel

Berenise Rangel is a Junior at Lindsay High School. LHS staff describes Berenise as TERRIFIC in every way. Berenise states that she enjoys the diversity of learning opportunities at LHS. She especially likes the Engineering Pathway. In addition to being immersed in her educational program, Berenise is involved with many school activities: Engineering Club, Interact Club, AVID Club, FBLA, Volleyball, Wrestling, and Track and Field. She is also involved in CSF and REAP. During her down time, Berenise enjoys spending time in the front office assisting “Momma Liz.” She says her best friend would describe her as “Inclusive and Caring.” Her LF’s see her as an enthusiastic leader who cares about the people around her. Following graduation, Berenise plans to attend UC Irvine to major in Chemical Engineering. Berenise is the daughter of Irma Lemus and Gerardo Rangel, and sister to Gerardo, Elinda, and Sofia. She is most grateful to her parents, who work long hours in the fields. Her parents are a great influence in her school success.

Aaron Ibarra

Aaron Ibarra is a first grade learner at Roosevelt Learning Community. Aaron’s parents are Christina and Alex Ibarra, both employees of LUSD; he has an older brother, Alex Jr., and a younger sister, Camila. Aaron’s Learning Facilitator nominated him for TERRIFIC Learner recognition because he is Responsible, Respectful, and caring. He always does his best! Aaron’s favorite subject is Math; and, he is excelling in LEXIA, a language arts program that is available to learners on their tablets. Outside of school, Aaron likes to play basketball and go to the beach.

Emma Gonzalez

Emma Gonzalez is a first grade learner at Roosevelt Learning Community. She is the oldest daughter of Alexandra and Brian Gonzalez, and granddaughter of China’s Restaurant’s Ruben Gonzalez; Emma is the sister of Eva, age 4. Emma is recognized as a TERRIFIC Learner because she is Thoughtful, Respectful, Inclusive and Friendly. Her favorite time of the school day is when she is learning through LEXIA on her tablet. Because Lindsay has city-wide internet access, Emma is able to also use her tablet at home. Emma stated to her interviewer that she is really looking forward to going to Disneyland with her family.

The Lindsay Kiwanis Club recognized Jose Andrade, Berenise Rangel, Aaron Ibarra, and Emma Gonzalez as October’s TERRIFIC Learners at the Lindsay Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting Monday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m.

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