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Six outstanding individuals honored at the 2019 Spirit of San Juan awards

A Spirit of San Juan honoree speaking after receiving award Students, staff and community members came together on April 4 to celebrate exceptional individuals from throughout our district at the sixth annual Spirit of San Juan awards. The ceremony celebrated their impact on others through their character, courage, cooperation and care.

This year, more than 170 nominations were submitted from throughout San Juan Unified. The final six honorees chosen were individuals who demonstrate diligent efforts in their daily work, dedicate themselves to helping others, demonstrate positive character and support an inclusive environment throughout the district.

The night began with a reception hosted at Rio Americano High School’s new Center for the Arts and was catered by San Juan High School’s Culinary Arts program.

Those in attendance heard kind words from Board of Education president Pam Costa, California State Assemblymembers Ken Cooley and Kevin Kiley, as well as 106.5 The End’s “Wake Up Call” host, Katie, who was the evening’s emcee.

Each honoree was presented with their award after viewing a special highlight video about their work within San Juan Unified. The 2019 Spirit of San Juan recognized:

Janell Eagan - secretary, Louis Pasteur Middle School



Anastasia Hatzakos -  student, Del Campo High School



Ronnie Hopkins - instructional assistant, Coyle Avenue Elementary School



Anthony Jackson - student, Mira Loma High School



Sayed Mansoor - school and community resource assistant (Farsi), English learner programs at San Juan Unified School District



Theresa McCrackin - volunteer and former teacher, Greer Elementary School


You can view photos and video from the 2019 Spirit of San Juan awards on our Facebook page:

To view photos from the evening, click here.

To view our Facebook Live with all of the honorees, click here.