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Student Spotlight: Jennifer

The JCCS student representative on the San Diego County Board of Education for October was Jennifer, a senior at Monarch School.

Jennifer, who has been at Monarch since the 4th grade, was recognized for her artistic and analytical skills as well as her ability to motivate herself and her classmates.

“What makes Jennifer special is that she is an astute observer. She often sees the irony in situations and seems attuned to people’s motivations,” said teacher Jeffra Becknell. “She is a thoughtful student who shows care to her family and friends.”

Outside the classroom, she is a gifted artist and a leader on the volleyball team. She encourages other students to “get your work done and give it your all.”

“I can say that I take my education seriously and make it my number one priority,” Jennifer said. “I want to thank my mom because she is always pushing me to do my best and make sure I am doing OK and my math teacher, Ms. Estrada, because she cares about me and all of her students,” she added.

In the future, Jennifer would like to join the military, after which she hopes to go to college and pursue a career that allows her to work with people.

“Ultimately, I’d like to inspire younger generations from my community,” Jennifer said.

Board Member Gregg Robinson introduced Jennifer at the board of education meeting, thanking her for her desire to serve, and encouraged her to pursue education after her military service.

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

"In addition to giving the board a chance to honor a student, participation in the meeting also gives students valuable experience in leadership," said Dr. Paul Gothold, San Diego County superintendent of schools.

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