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Ripon board lauds budding artist
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Standing behind Colony Oak first-grade student Jayden Yeung are, from left: school board President Chad Husky, Superintendent Ziggy Robeson, board Vice President Kit Oase, student board member Claire Wever, Trustee Ernie Tyhurst, Colony Oak Principal Cheryl Griffiths, first-grade teacher Natalie Merrill, and Trustee Caroline Hutto. - photo by VINCE REMBULAT / The Bulletin

Jayden Yeung is a first-grade student at Colony Oak Elementary School.
He was also the winner of the recent Hospice of San Joaquin art contest.
Yeung’s drawing was featured on the cover of the holiday program along with the greeting card collection, according to Principal Cheryl Griffiths at last weeks Ripon Unified school board meeting.
She was on hand to introduce Yeung to district officials, noting Yeung aso a standout student and one of the top readers in his class. Trustees, in turn, honored the youngster with a special recognition plaque.
He was joined by his teacher Natalie Merrill.
Yeung, in addition, was recognized at the Hospice of San Joaquin Tree Lighting event on Nov. 28 at Veterans Park. This was the fifth annual Tree of Lights in Ripon.
The Tree of Light events are held throughout the county every October through December, with each light honoring or remembering or a loved one.
Yeung’s winning drawing on the program cover was featured on each of this year’s Tree of Lights ceremonies.
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