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News & Announcements:EUSD Honors Students, Staff & Community Peacemakers at Annual Season for Nonviolence Event

Middle school students and staff, and a community member, were honored at the Escondido Union School District’s 18th Annual Season for Nonviolence Commemorative Event on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Hidden Valley Middle School. This year’s awardees were honored for showing kindness towards others, being inclusive and respectful, and serving as an example of peace and nonviolence for others at their school and in the community.

The Season for Nonviolence takes place annually from January 30 through April 4 to commemorate the anniversaries of the deaths of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. During the Season for Nonviolence, all 23 EUSD schools host activities to promote peace such as peace walks, assemblies, and community service projects.

Congratulations to this year’s honorees:

Bear Valley Middle School:

  • 6th Grade:
    Eddie Noordyk and Ava Rogers
  • 7th Grade:
    Eliza Capitulo and Anna Exline
  • 8th Grade:
    Annie Davis and Angelina Gyves
  • Staff:
    Janet Manier

Del Dios Academy of Arts and Science:

  • 6th Grade:
    Erika Gaxiola and Anthony Jimenez McLaughlin
  • 7th Grade:
    Eric Barrera and Sade Ruiz
  • 8th Grade:
    Daniel Casarrubias and Bryan Montoya
  • Staff:
    Gregory Fryan

Hidden Valley Middle School:

  • 6th Grade:
    Andrea Carrillo Chico and Abraham Luciano Gonzalez
  • 7th Grade:
    Roxana Ferrer Rios and Ayden Phrakonkham
  • 8th Grade:
    Otsmar Erreguin Mendiola
  • Staff:
    Vicki Sullivan

Mission Middle School:

  • 6th Grade:
    Tee Gomez Valentin and Ariana Gonzalez Campos
  • 7th Grade:
    Itzel Melchor – Itzel and Fernando Serrano
  • 8th Grade:
    Guillermo DeLaFuente and Prescilla Pena
  • Staff:
    David Russell

Quantum Academy at the Nicolaysen Center:

  • 6th Grade:
    Sergio Flores and Keira Ontiveros
  • 7th Grade:
    Cielo Loy and Morgan Riddle
  • Staff:
    Courtney Framel

Rincon Middle School:

  • 6th Grade:
    Blake Bakkela and Riley Baldwin
  • 7th Grade:
    Abigail Lopez and Joanna Punzalan
  • 8th Grade:
    Raquel Lucas and Nicolas Navarro
  • Staff:
    Elizabeth Covarrubias

Community Honoree:

This year’s community honoree, Dr. David Taylor, serves as the Senior Operations Director for School-Based and Integrated Behavioral Health Services for Vista Hill. He was honored at this year’s event for his outstanding contributions to peace and nonviolence through the creation and implementation of school-based programs linking youth with mental health services.