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Thank You: Lincoln career day kudos

June 23, 2001

Lincoln Elementary School held its fourth annual career day May 31. The participation and support of our community once again made it a great success.

On behalf of the students and staff of Lincoln School, many heartfelt thanks go to our career day classroom guest speakers: Jim Taylor, El Centro Elementary School District; Sam Marquez, Imperial Irrigation District; Officer Scott Jedlicka, El Centro Police Department; Karen Collins, Imperial Valley College Desert Museum; Marsha Boutwell, Animals Plus; Mel Rader, U.S. Gypsum; Madeline Ochinang, Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program environmental education program; Dilda McFadden, County Behavioral Health Services; Henry Monroy, certified public accountant, Phyllis Cason and Eric Lopez, county Agricultural Commissioner's Office; Lt. Higginbotham, Calipatria State Prison; and Marcos Hernandez, Papa John's.

We also extend an enormous thanks to Mr. Lefty Martin of Costco for presenting two assemblies in which he greatly challenged our students to be achievers in school and life by sharing about his life, his work and his art.


In our career day writing contest students wrote about careers they would like to have when they are adults. The winners to be congratulated are: kindergarten: first place, Mellisa Buenrostro; second place, Breanna Solorazano; third place, Gaby Rodriguez. First grade: first place, Kevin Gonzalez; second place, Abigail Anaya; third place, Mayra Rodriguez. Second grade: first place, Johana Rodriguez; second place, Armando Gonzalez; third place, Christopher Jones. Third grade: first place, Leilani Zepeda; second place Sean Silva; third place, Karla Parra. Fourth grade: first place, Juan Antonio Sornia; second place, Icela Santiago; third place, Laura Romo. Fifth grade: first place, Joshua Adams; second place, Janina Ochoa; third place, Vanessa Valenzuela.

Again, thanks career day participants for your tremendous contribution toward helping our students to begin to dream about a career in their future and helping them see the connection between their current studies at school and a career.


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