Courtesy of the Hollister School District:
Sunnyslope Elementary School recently held an assembly for two very important events. The school held a student attendance recognition ceremony for all students who had not missed a day of school during the 2019-2020 school year. The school also invited Mr. Brian Stow to inspire children to be friends with one another and avoid bullying.
Principal Joe Rivas began the assembly by welcoming the many parents in attendance who played such an important role in supporting their child’s education. Superintendent Diego Ochoa accompanied the principal and read names aloud to the recipients. Ochoa said, “I want to congratulate Sunnyslope Elementary School and every child here today. You all have wonderful teachers and staff who care very much about you and want to see you every day! Principal Rivas handed out over 50 perfect attendance certificates.
The assembly then continued with the inspirational presentation by Brian Stow. It began with a video playing the “Eye of the Tiger” song and a montage of photographs of Brian’s life. Brian explained that his trip to a Giants/Dodgers baseball game almost ten years ago changed his life.
Brian told the students in attendance that before his injury, his job was to save lives as a paramedic. He told students that he had to learn how to do everything all over again. His message to the students was “Be Kind” to one another.
Brian was accompanied to the school by his mother, Ann, who has helped him present at more than 300 schools since his injury. Principal Rivas said, “This is the third year that we have asked Brian to present to our students and he does an incredible job each time. Through his inspirational story, our students learn the importance of never being a bully.”
For more information, contact Superintendent Diego Ochoa at firstname.lastname@example.org.