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News & Announcements:EUSD honors 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 19th Annual Season for Nonviolence Commemorative Event on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 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

Seven honorees accept their awards.

  • 6th Grade
    Emily Garcia and Israel Rocha
  • 7th Grade
    Michelle Luna and Tyler Smith
  • 8th Grade
    Nora Pulida and Miguel Torres Soto
  • Staff
    Mark Gale

Del Dios Academy of Arts and Sciences

Six honorees accept their awards.

  • 6th Grade
    Cekala Holsey and Rheanna Garcia
  • 7th Grade
    Jared Cruz and Mia Herrera Garcia
  • 8th Grade
    Rafael Rodarte and America Venegas Torres
  • Staff
    Glenn Jaquess

Hidden Valley Middle School

Four honorees accept their awards.

  • 6th Grade
    Leonardo Alejo and Andrea Martinez Durand
  • 7th Grade
    Athena Curran and Cesar Guttierez
  • 8th Grade
    Lesly Hernandez and Xavier Williams
  • Staff
    Emily Miramontes

Mission Middle School

Five honorees accept their awards.

  • 6th Grade
    Isaac Escamilla and Nohema Santibanez
  • 7th Grade
    Robert Mendoza Reyes and Biana Rodriguez
  • 8th Grade:
    Aiden Moran and Jarikssa Olea
  • Staff
    Ariana Vargas

Quantum Academy

Six honorees accept their awards.

  • 6th Grade
    Camila Lopez and Giselle Woods
  • 7th Grade
    Brenda Sanchez Ortega and Lucy Sanchez Ortega
  • 8th Grade
    Kaishu Detwiler and Samuel Kholepp
  • Staff
    Christine Hansen

Rincon Middle School

Seven honorees accept their awards.

  • 6th Grade
    DaShaun Ozenbaugh and Abigail Spear
  • 7th Grade
    Sofia Adams and Brandon Ortiz
  • 8th Grade
    Lauren Frias and Emma Manthorpe
  • Staff
    Danielle DelRosario

Community Honoree

This year’s community honoree is Hector Morales, pastor of community outreach at Emmanuel Faith Community Church. He was honored this year for his outstanding contributions to peace and nonviolence in Escondido through the creation of programs that guide and inspire youth.