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  • Veterans Day Salutes: Challen Alonzo

    Honor. Courage. Leadership. Specialist (SPC) Challen Alonzo learned the value of these things and more during his three and a half years in the Army. He now takes these values and hopes to pass them to his second-grade class at Mountain Vista Elementary.

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  • Veterans Day Salutes: Andre Pearson

    Before launching his career in education, Mission Viejo Elementary School Principal Andre Pearson was enlisted in the Air Force. Shifting to teaching students was another way to serve his country for the Air Force Academy graduate.

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  • Veterans Day Salutes: Dave Henderson

    CCSD Deputy Chief of Operations Dave Henderson recently received a Quilt of Valor, a hand-crafted tribute to service fashioned by a foundation dedicated to honoring the nation’s heroes. For Henderson, an Army veteran who oversees the district’s most significant operations and construction projects, the ceremony was a moving tribute from a place he’s called home, in one way or another, for decades.

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  • Grandview juniors help raise money for Wounded Warriors Project

    Students at Grandview High School are helping to raise money this week for the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), a non-profit that supports veterans and active duty service people. The student-led fundraiser was started by juniors Alexandra Brown and Charisma Greenfield, who wanted to give back to people who serve the community every day.

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  • Veterans Day Salutes: Mark Moore

    Dry Creek Elementary Special Education teacher Mark Moore was a Lance Corporal in the Marines from 1999 to 2003. He served in the Iraqi Freedom Campaign in 2003, and military service was a cornerstone of his life long before he decided to shift gears and begin working in education.

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  • Veterans Week Spotlight: First Sergeant Jeanine Laurie

    When retired First Sergeant and CCSD teacher Jeanine Laurie first joined the Army over twenty years ago, she planned only to stay long enough to get money for college via the GI Bill. After serving for twenty years, she looks back on her career as an incredible opportunity that has changed her life.

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