September 20, 2018
By Kelli Gile, WVUSD Office of Community Resources
WALNUT, CA—In keeping with tradition, the Walnut Valley USD Board of Trustees paid tribute to a standout student and parent volunteer during the September 19 meeting.
Vejar Elementary fifth grader Scarlett Montoya received the Super Star Student Award.
As a Student Ambassador, she serves to reinforce the Vejar Values and models them as a shining example for friends and classmates, said Principal Whitney Prenger.
Scarlett is the author and actress of character education skits at school assembles and is known as the inspiring voice during Project Wisdom morning announcements.
The standout student takes charge of her learning, follows the Golden Rule, possesses integrity, and gives 110-percent in all that she does.
“Scarlett is truly is a star who embraces academic challenges with grit, perseverance, a stylish bow, and a winning smile!” said Prenger.
Dedicated parent volunteer Alfred Bertulfo received the Partner in Education Award.
“Alfred has been one of Vejar’s most prized parent helpers for more than 15 years,” said Prenger.
He currently serves as an advocate for education on School Site Council, Community Club, classroom volunteer, track coach, and resident sound technician at assemblies.
“Alfred is a valuable member of the Walnut Valley community, a wonderful friend, parent, and partner in education!” Prenger said.
Board President Cindy Ruiz presents Super Star Student Award to Vejar Elementary 5th grader Scarlett Montoya during the September 19 meeting.
Board of Trustees honors Vejar Elementary 5thgrader Scarlett Montoya as a Super Star Student. Shown with Principal Whitney Prenger and Board President Cindy Ruiz. Also shown with family members.
Vejar Elementary parent volunteer Alfred Bertulfo receives the Partner in Education Award during the September 19 Board Meeting. Shown with Principal Whitney Prenger and Board President Cindy Ruiz. Also shown with family members.