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Studio City Martial Arts wishes to extend a hearty congratulations to Jhaqai Rankin for earning the Presidential Bronze Award for Volunteer Service!


December 14, 2006

Studio City Martial Arts Director Chadwick Minge presents the President’s Volunteer Service Bronze Award to Jhaqai Rankin, a remarkable young man in our community. Jhaqai earned this prestigious award for completing over fifty hours of volunteer service in a single year.

In the words of his justifiably proud parents: “Jhaqai is a compassionate, caring leader. He is compassionate and respectful towards all others giving many hours for fundraising and collections for the San Fernando Mission and providing service to the Children’s Hunger Fund. He is incredibly caring, not only to other children and adults, but also to trees, plants, others property, insects and animals (with a special joy for cats.) He enjoys leadership opportunities he finds in cub scouts, tackling his achievements and electives with vigor while helping other scouts do their best. He loves basketball, camping and nature. Jhaqai is a member of the California Virtual Academy of Los Angeles. His favorite subjects in school are science and math. We see endless possibilities in Jhaqai’s future. We are truly grateful to have him as our son. We proudly acknowledge him for his spectacular achievement in our community.”


We also wish to thank Cub Scout Pack 311, and Cubmaster Todd Brown for the honor and privilege of being allowed to participate in their Pack Meeting in order to present this award to Jhaqai. It was a pleasure to witness outstanding community service in action, and a true demonstration of the values that the leadership of Pack 311 brings to our children and community with their participation in the annual US Marine Corps sponsored Toys for Tots Drive. What an incredible sight to behold, as two Marines, in full dress uniform, congratulated the young Scouts for their work and generous contributions to this year’s toy drive. Shortly after a few heartfelt words of thanks, dozens and dozens of Scouts lined up eagerly, gifts in hand, to be gathered up and donated to children in need. A cursory glance about the room caught proud smiles from the parents who work so hard to support their Pack, and truth be told, even a few tears could be seen glistening in the of eyes of a Den-Mother or two!


A Special Thanks to Stanley Appleman for his photography. Additional photos may be found at


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