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Student Spotlight: Jose

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The Juvenile Court and Community Schools (JCCS) student representative on the San Diego County Board of Education for March was Jose, a junior at Innovations Academy of Empowerment. 

Jose was recognized for being a role model and leader who constantly helps others around him be better. He has been an integral part of his school community by consistently attending and participating in class, and demonstrating perseverance and a strong work ethic.  

“Jose shows initiative when it comes to getting his schoolwork done, and does so with great attention to detail,” said Principal Oscar Felix. “He is polite and respectful to all adults; it is an honor to work alongside Jose.”  

Jose hopes to one day open a business with his father, who is a machinist, to build automotive and motorcycle parts. 

He credits his teacher, Ms. Mandrapa, with helping him stay on track and focused on the future. He encourages other students to concentrate on their education and not get distracted by the things around you.  

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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