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State Representative Joshua A.

Joshua - California Student Rep Profile Image“I choose to Be Strong by helping the elderly, teaching the youth how important it is to study hard, and teaching my community to respect each other irrespective of perceived differences.”

-Joshua

Why Joshua was Nominated:

From a young age, Joshua has been an award-winning speaker, accomplished poet, and amazing human being. He is a prime example of transformative resilience, turning pain to passion and drive. Having been consistently bullied for years while facing other great adversities, Joshua knows the power of acceptance, the power of understanding, and the value of being there for others. No matter what he is facing or what is asked of him, Joshua will always make time to pay it forward, to make tomorrow’s today better for everyone.

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State Representative Ethan B.

Ethan - California Student Rep Profile Image“I choose to Be Strong in my school, community, and in the hearts of those all around me by being the best citizen and trying to lead by example at all times – no matter who’s watching.”

-Ethan

Why Ethan was Nominated:

Ethan is an exceptional Student/ athlete, Ethan carries a 4.0 GPA, is an excellent baseball player and is very involved in our school. Ethan has volunteered to work with to work with elementary and junior high athletes at many of our camps. He has also volunteered to help tutor fellow students. Ethan is always looking for ways to better himself as well as his school and community. I believe Ethan would be the perfect choice for this program.

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State Representative Cody L.

Cody - California Student Rep Profile Image“I choose to Be Strong in my school, community and in the hearts of those around me by giving others a chance, that don’t necessarily get the chance… and by standing up for those who can’t necessarily stand up.”

-Cody

Why Cody was Nominated:

Cody is a student who is kind, friendly, and respectful, and he is able to demonstrate compassion for other students. Cody was so excited and enthusiastic when I showed a news video about We Dine Together. I am certain that he will be diligent in following through with ideas and tasks presented to him to get this club off and rolling.

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State Representative Alana G.

Alana - California Student Rep Profile Image“Creating a positive impact in someone’s life while they are struggling, reaching out to them and making those connections, being an influence for other students to be involved is why we choose to Be Strong.”

-Alana

Why Alana was Nominated:

Alana epitomizes what it means to have a kind and caring heart. She works to build relationships with students with various backgrounds and learning abilities. Alana also volunteers with the Golden Valley Fire Academy, where she serves her community. Recently, Alana’s brother’s cancer returned and she is taking this negative and changing it into a positive as she says in her own words “I realize that life is too short and not having someone as a support system is one of the most traumatic things anyone can go through.” She therefore wants to spread kindness and support to all who are lonely at school.

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State Representative Chris D.

Chris - California Student Rep Profile Image“We choose to Be Strong in our school, community & in the other hearts around us by spreading positive awareness for students at our school that feel isolated from others.”

-Chris

Why Chris was Nominated:

Chris is a perfect fit as an ambassador for “We Dine Together” because he has first hand experience being alone on campus without having anyone to talk to. He explained to me in his application that when he first came to our school, he knew no one and was miserably alone. Eventually he found a group of friends, but because of this experience he has compassion for those who are experiencing the same thing. Before we announced this club on campus he found a student who transferred to our school from Germany and who was alone. He introduced himself to this student and made sure to walk his new friend to class each day so he has a friend. Chris is a natural leader with a very kind heart.

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State Representative Lauren E.

Lauren - California Student Rep Profile Image“I choose to Be Strong in my school, community, and in the hearts of those around me by being a positive influence.”

-Lauren

Why Lauren was Nominated:

Lauren is a kind, compassionate person who displays leadership qualities and a vision to create a more inclusive environment at our school.

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State Representative Madison P.

Madison - California Student Rep Profile Image“I stay strong by being mentally, physically, and spiritually strong.”

-Madison

Why Madison was Nominated:

Madison has a passion for helping people. She is caring and kind and is looking for ways to help improve the school climate.

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State Representative Jazelle F.

Jazelle - California Student Rep Profile Image“I choose to be strong at my school by taking a stand against hate, judgement, neglect and bullying. I hope I can inspire others to do the same.”

-Jazelle

Why Jazelle F was Nominated:

I’d actually like to nominate two of my 11th grade students. Maria and Jazelle are amazing young ladies with strong hearts and I’ve personally seen them put a stop to bullying on our campus on many occasions.  Not only that, but Jazelle and Maria are always first to welcome a new student and make sure that student feels comfortable and at ease in our school’s social environment.  Earlier this year, when we had several new students join our school due to the closure of a neighboring charter school, Jazelle and Maria were instrumental in making sure everyone greeted the students with respect and open arms.  This type of situation can be very difficult for a new student due to the close bonds our juniors have already established over the three years they have been together.  Jazelle and Maria worked as a team to be particularly mindful of students who could have been easy targets for bullying.  I always saw them making sure to include the new students in class discussions and during collaborative learning activities.  During the live broadcast, I saw Jazelle and Maria be truly touched by the words and experiences of the presenters.  They asked me politely if they could use their phones to download the suggested app in order to receive the full experience that Be Strong has to offer.  I believe that they each truly have the heart of a leader and will continue to be integral in ensuring equity and kindness in the classroom and beyond.  I hope we can give these young women the recognition they deserve.

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State Representative Maria A.

Maria - California Student Rep Profile Image“I choose to be strong in my school by helping others, caring and by making everyone feel included and equal.”

-Maria

Why Maria was Nominated:

I’d actually like to nominate two of my 11th grade students. Maria and Jazelle are amazing young ladies with strong hearts and I’ve personally seen them put a stop to bullying on our campus on many occasions. Not only that, but Jazelle and Maria are always first to welcome a new student and make sure that student feels comfortable and at ease in our school’s social environment. Earlier this year, when we had several new students join our school due to the closure of a neighboring charter school, Jazelle and Maria were instrumental in making sure everyone greeted the students with respect and open arms. This type of situation can  be very difficult for a new student due to the close bonds our juniors have already established over the three years they have been together. Jazelle and Maria worked as a team to be particularly mindful of students who could have been easy targets for bullying. I always saw them making sure to include the new students in class discussions and during collaborative learning activities.

During the live broadcast, I saw Jazelle and Maria be truly touched by the words and experiences of the presenters. They asked me politely if they could use their phones to download the suggested app in order to receive the full experience that Be Strong has to offer. I believe that they each truly have the heart of a leader and will continue to be integral in ensuring equity and kindness in the classroom and beyond. I hope we can give these young women the recognition they deserve.

My Community Voice

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State Representative Monica A.

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We choose to make sure no one feels lonely or left out.”

-Monica

Why Monica was Nominated:

Monica has experienced first hand what it’s like to be new and trying to fit in. She has channeled her experience into motivation and looks for ways to help others find themselves, and where they feel they fit into the community… with open arms.

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State Representative Roxana M.

Roxana - California Student Rep Profile Image“Stay positive, no matter what. Thinking negative won’t help.”

-Roxana

Why Roxana was Nominated:

Roxana is an outgoing girl with an extremely kind heart and loves working with other people. She likes making people feel welcome to the school.

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State Representative Ananya B.

Ananya - California Student Rep Profile Image“We want a place where people can be accepted.”

-Ananya

Why Ananya was Nominated:

Ananya has had experience with student outreach in her Middle School where she and other student leaders created a welcoming, safe place for anyone who didn’t have a lunch group to come share lunch together. She helped other students get to know others and build a stronger student community. She would like to work with students in her high school to build another welcoming place for all students, and especially new students, to have a place to build community together during lunch.

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