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 Outstanding JCCS Student Joins Winners’ Circle

Edwin Nuñez, junior at Monarch School, was recently recognized by the County Board of Education as this quarter's Winners' Circle award recipient. The award honors Juvenile Court and Community Schools (JCCS) students who have made outstanding progress and achievement.

Edwin was selected for his involvement and dedication to school and sports. He participates in multiple CIF and club sports, including cross country, basketball, volleyball, flag football, and futsal. His principal Michael Paredes said that Edwin is always active and “brightens up the room with his contagious smile.”

After high school, Edwin plans on going into the military, preferably the Navy, and would like to pursue a career in auto mechanics.

“Edwin is the epitome of a good person. This young man is responsible, energetic, always ready to learn and dedicated to his family,” said teacher Mark Rounds. “He is deserving of honor and praise and I am excited to see him use opportunities like this to stretch himself and grow into an even more impressive young man.” 

To encourage his fellow students, he tells them to “never stay in the same place. When you have a dream, take the risks that you need to take in order to achieve it. And in the words of his coach, Chuy Nuñez, 'Win the Day!'”

Monarch School serves students in grades K-12 experiencing homelessness who live in San Diego County. 

Photo: Edwin Nuñez with Board President Paulette Donnellon.