San Jacinto Leadership Academy students shine with Golden Paw Awards

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Three San Jacinto Leadership Academy cadets Esmeralda Acevedo, Turner Daudert and Andrea Herrera receive Golden Paw Awards from the San Jacinto Unified School District Board of Trustees, including from left, Principal Bill Sick, Board President Deborah Rex, Superintendent David Pyle, Board Vice President Trica Ojeda, Board Clerk Jasmin Rubio and Assistant Principal Mike Luna. Valley News/Christian Rivera photo
The San Jacinto Leadership Academy magnet school has no boundaries when it comes to residency or talent as evidenced by the three students who were honored with San Jacinto Unified School District Board of Trustees Golden Paw awards Tuesday, April 19, at a special board meeting.SJLA was one of seven schools in the district that honored students with this award for special achievements that might not be recognized in any other way. Col. Bill Sick, a 28-year U.S. Air Force veteran who retired from active duty in 2007, has been the school’s principal since it opened in 2011.The school started with grades six through eight and added a ninth-grade class for 2021-2022, with plans to add a grade level each year. The first graduating seniors will be the class of 2025. Also new this schoo
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