Kudos to: 7-year-old Cole Arnold, student at Zen Martial Arts Center
Accomplishment: Collecting backpacks and school supplies for deserving students at Bret Harte Elementary
Details: As part of an effort to earn his Little Dragon black belt, Cole is asking for backpacks, pencils, lined notebook paper, colored pencils and crayons to be dropped off at a donation box at the Sierra 2 office, 2791 24th St.
Kudos to: Sylvan Middle School students
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Accomplishment: Mentored elementary school students
Details: The Sylvan Mentoring Team spoke to elementary school children about the middle-school experience and led sixth-grade classroom discussions about how to prevent bullying.
Kudos to: Teachers Jennifer Clemens and Arlette Garcia
Accomplishment: Named Teachers of the Year in Sacramento City Unified School District
Details: Clemens, who teaches freshmen at Arthur A. Benjamin Health Professions High School, is dedicated to helping students perform community service in their future field of employment. Garcia, a teacher at Earl Warren Elementary School, teaches the same group of students over fourth, fifth and sixth grades.
– Bill Lindelof