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Walnut Valley USD Trustees Celebrate School Stars

October 26, 2022                                               

By Kelli Gile, WVUSD Office of Community Resources

WALNUT, CA—In keeping with tradition, the Walnut Valley USD Board of Trustees recognized exemplary students and parents during the October 19 meeting.

Collegewood Elementary fifth grader Dylan Chau received the Super Star Student Award for his “can-do” attitude and perseverance. Dylan is successful with academics, consistently collaborates with classmates, and strives to make others feel included. Dylan, who has Spinal Muscular Atrophy, faces many challenges and yet is always optimistic - a positive mindset that rubs off on classmates. On the playground, Dylan can typically be found dominating the four-square court looking to be his personal best. “Dylan encompasses everything we look for, and more, in a student,” shared Principal Rochelle Wolf. “His honesty, reliability, caring, dedication, and ownership of his work can be seen each and every day!”

Star parent volunteer Veronica Orsatt was lauded with the Partner in Education Award for over a decade of service.  Veronica has served with her whole heart whenever needed - from helping with catering during the school carnival to room parent, fun snack sales, and executive board positions. Most recently, she held the position of Community Club Vice President in charge of the Cougar Booster campaign and Teacher Appreciation Luncheon. She currently serves as Depositor Treasurer and Hospitality Chairperson. “Veronica’s service and commitment to our school and community shines brightly!” Wolf added.

Castle Rock Elementary fourth grader Ivan Revenko, a Ukrainian refugee, received the Super Star Student Award. Last spring, Dylan’s family made the difficult journey to the United States.  Through the support of his family and teachers he is making great gains socially, academically, and emotionally. “We continue to watch Ivan’s successes, making friends, and adapting each day to new situations!” said Interim Principal Jackie Brown.

Community Club 1st Vice President Jasmine Cho was honored with the Partner in Education Award for dedicated service at Castle Rock. Jasmine has done it all from book fairs to fundraisers of all types, workroom helper, making banners, and anything that needs to be done. “We are so happy to have volunteers back on campus, as we get to see Jasmine’s smile and bubbling personality on a regular basis!” Brown said.

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Collegewood Elementary fifth grader Dylan Chau receives the Super Star Student Award during the Board Meeting on October 19. 

Collegewood Elementary parent volunteer Veronica Orsatt lauded with the Partner in Education Award.  

Castle Rock Elementary fourth grader Ivan Revenko receives the Super Star Student Award. 

Castle Rock Elementary parent volunteer Jasmine Cho honored with the Partner in Education Award on October 19.