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Students Recognized for Achievement

NEWS                                                               Walnut Valley Unified School District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        880 S. Lemon Avenue
October 26, 2011                                            Walnut, CA 91789

Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources
(909) 595-1261 ext. 31204

Walnut Valley Students Recognized for Achievement

WALNUT, CA—The Walnut Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees recognized several students for outstanding achievement during the meeting held on October 19.

Four Quail Summit Elementary students were honored for the outstanding qualities of Excellence, Academics, Perseverance, and Character.

Congratulations to the following students: Wesley Ip (honored for Excellence), Virginia Wang (honored for Outstanding Academics), Joshua Kummerman (honored for Perseverance), and Caitlyn Kanemitsu (honored for Outstanding Character)

The 5th graders were selected by their teachers Miss Smith, Mrs. Burke, and Mrs. Leslie for demonstrating these outstanding qualities.

They also produced a video called Quail Summit Super Stars that was shown at the Board meeting.

The video project highlighted the successes of these four children. It featured fifth grader Wesley Ip interviewing three classmates about academic and social growth at the Diamond Bar campus.

“Wesley and I wrote the script and recorded it on my iPad, and all of the students helped in different roles,” said Principal Dr. Alysia Hobbs.

“We’ve got some really neat kids! I wanted to showcase the strengths they've built upon while at Quail Summit and how we are dedicated to student success,” she said.

“This is an example students taking on the core values of the school,” said Superintendent Dr. Dean Conklin.

Two high achieving brothers, James and Jeremy McCreary, were honored for earning the highest Boy Scout rank – the Eagle Scout Award.  

“On very special occasions we honor students within our District who have achieved a high level on their own,” said Superintendent Dr. Conklin.

James, a Diamond Bar High School senior earned his award in November 2010.

Jeremy graduated from DBHS in 2005 and earned his award that same year.

Representing Troop #730 in Diamond Bar, the scouts wore their uniforms with sashes filled with rows of merit badges.

Boy Scouts can learn about sports, crafts, science, trades, business, and future careers while earning merit badges. There are more than 100 merit badges.

Jeremy described the personal management badge identified with a dollar sign on his brother’s uniform. He said it helped learn about managing money, credit and debit cards, and financial planning.

Congratulations to these outstanding Walnut Valley students!

James and Jeremy McCreary representing Diamond Bar Troop #730 received Board Awards for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.  Shown: Superintendent Dr. Dean Conklin, Diamond Bar High School Principal Catherine Real, Jeremy McCreary, James McCreary, and Board President Cindy Ruiz. 

Board President Cindy Ruiz presented awards to Eagle Scouts James and Jeremy McCreary on October 19. 

Quail Summit Elementary 5th graders were honored for demonstrating outstanding qualities of Excellence, Academics, Perseverance, and Character. The group also produced a video called Quail Summit Super Stars. Shown:  Students Joshua Kummerman, Wesley Ip, Virginia Wang, and Caitlyn Kanemitsu, Principal Dr. Alysia Hobbs, Superintendent Dr. Dean Conklin, and Board President Cindy Ruiz.  

Quail Summit Principal Dr. Alysia Hobbs and student honorees proudly watched the Quail Summit Super Stars video while it was presented during the Board Meeting on October 19.