NEWS Walnut Valley Unified School District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 880 S. Lemon Avenue
March 17, 2011 Walnut, CA 91789
Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources
(909) 595-1261 ext. 31204
Two Walnut Valley Students Recognized by Board of Trustees
Champion speller and exceptional woodworker honored
WALNUT, CA--The Walnut Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees recognized two students with Board Awards during the meeting held on March 16.
Suzanne Middle School 8th grade student Tin Kuo was honored for winning the fourth annual Inland Valley Spelling Bee competition held February 26 at Mt. San Antonio College.
During the Board Meeting he even spelled “ p-a-l-a-d-i-n”, the word that won him the title in the 25th round of competition. 31 students vied in the four-hour event sponsored by the Friends of the Diamond Bar Library. Kuo will travel with an all –expense paid trip to Washington D.C. in May for the national competition.
Diamond Bar High School senior John Caldwell received recognition for his exceptional work in the Advanced Woodshop class, including a glossy hand-crafted guitar. The R.O.P. class taught by Mike Bromberg offers career opportunities to students.
Caldwell also brought in another guitar he is building to show the detailed stages these projects go through from beginning to completion.
Another outstanding class project was on display outside the District Office building during the meeting. A replica of a 1955 Benroy Teardrop camping trailer was built by scratch by woodshop students.
The immaculate trailer with detailed cabinetry and red sidewalls featured a 12-volt DC electrical system, 110-volt AC electrical system, interior lighting, custom galley, custom mattress, and more. Bromberg said the cozy trailer that is only 8’ x 10’ in size, will actually sleep two people! An inside cabinet door featured an identification plaque and autograph by every student that worked on the project.
Board President Cindy Ruiz presented Tin Kuo a Certificate of Recognition for his outstanding achievement on March 16. Also shown: Suzanne Principal Les Ojeda, Mrs Kuo, and Superintendent Dr. Dean Conklin.
Suzanne 8th grade student Tin Kuo was recognized by the WVUSD Board of Trustees for winning the Inland Valley Regional Spelling Bee.
DBHS Senior John Caldwell showed the details of his hand built guitar to the Board of Trustees.
Diamond Bar High School senior John Caldwell received a Certificate of Recognition for his outstanding achievement in woodworking. Shown: Instructional Dean Julian Rodriguez, Principal Catherine Real, ROP Teacher Mike Bromberg, Board President Cindy Ruiz, and Superintendent Dr. Dean Conklin.
DBHS Principal Catherine Real browses through the photo album that detailed the Benroy Teardrop trailer woodworking project with teacher Mike Bromberg.
On Display: ROP teacher Mike Bromberg showed off a completed replica of a 1955 Benroy Teardrop camping trailer his students built.
An inside cabinet door on the camping trailer featured an identification plaque and autographs by every student that worked on the project.