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Student Spotlight: Alex

Student Spotlight: Alex

The Juvenile Court and Community School student representative on the San Diego County Board of Education for January was Alex, a sophomore at La Mesa Community School.

Alex was selected as student representative because of his ability to adapt to changes and roll with life’s challenges. He started at the school this past fall and plans to return to his hometown of San Bernardino soon to finish high school.

Principal Roberto Carrillo says Alex maintains a positive attitude and continues to rely on his mantra of “patience.”

“Alex enjoys creative hands-on learning experiences. Over the last several months, he’s excelled in the CTE graphic design course and has enjoyed working with the Aja Project,” Carrillo said.

Alex says he feels supported by the teachers and staff at the school in a way he hasn’t been before.

“I really respect the school. Everyone is positive. This makes me want to do the work and not have a bad day,” he said.

His advice to other students? Stay low key and stay out of the drama.

Each month, the San Diego County Board of Education recognizes a student from Juvenile Court and Community Schools at its regular meeting.

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