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Super Star Student Recognized

NEWS                                                                           Walnut Valley Unified School District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                    880 S. Lemon Avenue
November 8, 2012                                                      Walnut, CA 91789

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

Board of Trustees Honors Super Star Student

WALNUT, CA—Walnut Valley’s newest star student was announced during the Board Meeting on November 7.

Ron Hockwalt Academies Principal Jose Annicchiarico introduced Jenny Medina as the Super Star of the Independent Study program.

The sophomore received a Certificate of Special Recognition from the Walnut Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees.

“Jenny Medina, AKA ‘Jenny on the Block, is a very quiet and unassuming 10th grade student,” Annicchiarico said.

She travels to Independent Study daily to use the technological Odyssey Program that is integrated with textbooks used by our high schools.

Jenny is a well-rounded student, works at a local restaurant, and volunteers at Walnut Elementary helping teachers, secretaries, and students.

“She is also an avid volleyball and soccer player and we hear that she is very good!” Annicchiarico exclaimed.

“Jenny works hard, and even though some courses have been challenging, she puts in the extra time to succeed. Just like a shooting star – with her wonderful personality and continued family support– Jenny will go a long way,” he said.


Sophomore Jenny Medina was surprised to learn that she was being honored as the Super Star of the Independent Study Program. Shown with Principal Jose Annicchiarico at the Board Meeting on November 7. 

Sophomore Jenny Medina was honored as a Super Star during the Board Meeting on October 7. Shown with Independent Study staff members Receptionist Robyn Craig, Teacher Johann Aaron, Jenny’s family members, and Superintendent Dr. Dean Conklin.