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Student Spotlight: Jaden

Student Spotlight: Jaden

The Juvenile Court and Community Schools (JCCS) student representative on the San Diego County Board of Education for October was Jaden, a senior at Monarch School. 

Principal Dyane Plumly shared that Jaden, who will be graduating in June, is very curious and adaptable. He is an excellent student with a strong work ethic and is involved in student leadership.

Teacher Jeffra Becknell, who joined Jaden at the board meeting, said he “takes the initiative to make sure he is on top of his work. Jaden pays attention to what is happening in the world around him, and he’s a critical thinker.”

Jaden is interested in pursuing a variety of things after school, including attending college, traveling abroad, or working on computer programming, photography, or in cybersecurity. He hopes to attend UC San Diego or University of San Diego after graduation. 

“Thank you, everyone,” Jaden said at the board meeting. “I’ve come a long way and I’m proud of myself and those around me who have accomplished their goals.”

Board Member Gregg Robinson presented Jaden with the award and commended him on all he’s overcome and achieved.

Jaden’s advice to other students: “If you really want something, go ahead and pursue it. It might be hard, and you might want to give up, but don’t let that be an option. Just keep pushing past the obstacles."

Each month, the San Diego County Board of Education recognizes a student from JCCS at its regular meeting.

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