Jennifer Beth Turken End of the Year Heart Award Ceremony ~ North County K-8 Center
Principal Melissa Mesa, School Board Members: Dr. Martin Karp & Dr. Wilbert ďTeeĒ Holloway, Fritzís Skate Shop owner: Gerald Bendheim, and Mr. Andy Pierre-Louis & Ms. Sally Alayon from the North Region Office celebrate the children who were picked out of the entire school for the kindness they have shown to their peers, and have set wonderful examples of goodness that are talked about during the ice-cream parties they share with their class along with the beautiful certificates they receive. Jennifer Turken was a former student at North Beach Elementary School who passed away from a brain tumor. The Jennifer Beth Turken Heart Award program was implemented in her memory to recognize and reward children for their kindness, respect and sensitivity toward one another. Her virtues of kindness and courage live on in the hearts of the nominees as they serve as role models, building a culture of caring and kindness in our school community.