NEWS Walnut Valley Unified School District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 880 S. Lemon Avenue
May 23, 2015 Walnut, CA 91789
Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources
(909) 595-1261 ext. 31204
Board Honors Walnut High FBLA and Science Olympiad Students
WALNUT, CA—Walnut Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees honored outstanding students from Walnut High during the May 20 meeting.
Members of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) were lauded for their outstanding 3rd place sweepstakes award in the state competition held during spring break.
“Every year they keep getting better! “ said Principal Jeff Jordan. “There was a time when we wouldn’t finish in the top 10 in the California.”
In the past few years, Walnut’s FBLA has emerged as a top contender in the state.
“It’s an incredible accomplishment,” Jordan added, noting the hard work and dedication by students in preparation for their events. Business teacher Neil Jacoby is the advisor.
“They want to win, they want to be the best!” Jordan added.
Several students will compete in the national competition this summer in Chicago.
Walnut High’s Science Olympiad brought home their best finish ever – a 4th place award - during the 2015 state finals held on April 4. Physics teacher Tony Goossens is the advisor.
Parents Anne and David Sonner were acknowledged as the “driving force” of the program.
“Thank you for opening up your home and helping prepare our students for success!” Jordan said.
Dressed for success! Walnut High FBLA students Cherie Chu, Amber Chen, Renee Hua, Uniss Tan, Nathan Wong, Farhan Baig, Samantha Wu, Fong Kuo, Tin Kuo, Cynthia Lu, Kevin Chen, Mindy Huang, Alvin Li, Tyler Wong, and Austin Zhou were acknowledged for their 3rd place award at the state competition. Shown with Principal Jeff Jordan and Board President Larry Redinger.
Walnut High Science Olympiad students Allison Tang, Ayesha Ng, Jeffery Zhang, Brian Sonner, Sofia Ding, Kelly Huang, Ted Zhu, Brian Zeng, and Dalton Trinh, Maxwell Zhu, Caroline Huang, Lena Trinh, and Hannah Hu were honored during the May 20 Board Meeting. Shown with Principal Jeff Jordan, Advisor Tony Goossens, Parents Ann and David Sonner, and Board President Larry Redinger.