Valentine 5th-Graders Say Goodbye to Elementary Days

Happy 5th-graders said goodbye to Valentine Elementary School at their Recognition Ceremony held on campus last Thursday, May 30. Principal Colleen Shields welcomed families and congratulated the students on their accomplishments. This year’s J.P. Blecksmith Award winners were Isaac Jung and Anya Patel. Choir awards included Excellence in Musicianship presented to Emily Xue and Best Team Spirit to Jeremiah Flores. Other awards presented included P.E. excellence and fitness, and the Coach’s Award awarded to Jennifer Ko and Donavan Aguilera. Certificates were also presented to students who completed 20-30 book reports. Recognition festivities included a reception for families following the ceremony. The 5th-grade activities chairs were Jaime Gertmenian, Lulu Lopez, Nancy Ko and Zeina Daoud.