Student Spotlight: Luis
The Juvenile Court and Community Schools student representative on the San Diego County Board of Education for March was Luis, a junior at Innovations Academy of Empowerment.
Principal Oscar Felix shared that Luis has been an integral member of his school community by consistently demonstrating perseverance and a strong work ethic. He is growing into a resilient and responsible young man with the help of his teachers, family, and staff.
“Luis comes to school with a positive attitude and the drive to graduate,” Felix said. “His teachers see him as a leader and a positive influence on our other students. He is reliable, pleasant, and very conscientious.”
Luis is succeeding in the classroom while also holding a part-time job. After graduation, he hopes to attend trade school and obtain a certificate in welding.
At the Board of Education meeting, he thanked his teachers, school staff, and family – many of whom were in attendance -- for believing in him and pushing him forward.
He also shared some words of advice for his fellow students.
“Always show up on time, be consistent, and never give up on your work.”
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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