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West Jordan Journal

South Valley School outstanding graduate

May 30, 2022 06:07PM ● By Jet Burnham

By Jet Burnham | [email protected]

Principal Rita Bouillon selected Jaid Anderson as the outstanding graduate of South Valley School. Teachers who’ve worked with Jaid over the past four years have been impressed with his progress.

“Jaid has become a mature young man and is now able to handle stress in a positive way,” said Trevor Stookey, one of Jaid’s teachers.

Stookey said Jaid is also a hard worker.

“He prioritizes getting his work done before doing anything else and will often ask for extra assignments,” he said.

Through job training experiences in the community, Jaid has learned skills that give him a high level of independence in the community. Hhe needs minimal supervision to complete his responsibilities.

“He has completed all of his goals and is a model to others on preparing for post-school life,” Stookey said.

Luanne Sullivan has worked with Jaid at job training sites and said that while he has a lot of fun, he’s also an efficient and hard worker.

One of Jaid’s best qualities is kindness toward others.

“He greets everyone by name, asks pointed questions and makes us all laugh,” Stookey said. “This has improved the climate of our classroom and helped to make everyone feel welcome.”