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Superintendent's super star from Kerman is a tireless community servant

Courtesy: Rai Family

The superintendent's super star for May is a Kerman High School junior who is tireless when it comes to community service. Jaskiret Rai also has a passion for politics and one day hopes to become a federal judge. He excels in the classroom but he also makes a difference in his community too.

Recently he traveled to Sacramento to ask state lawmakers not to cut funding for after school programs. "After school programs really helped me become a better person. You know both my parents were immigrants and they didn't know any English. So it really helped me with English development skills."

Fresno County superintendent of schools Jim Yovino says Jaskiret's zest for community service is well beyond his years. "This young man he's not only at the top ten percent of his class but he has hours and hours of volunteerism." Jaskiret got behind the school bond issue in Kerman.

He's also very involved with the Sikh community and Sikh Temple. He also works part-time at McDonald's. "The work you're doing in our community is valuable. You're a young man but you have this heart about you that most never get." He enjoys school but he likes volunteering even more.

He was quite humble after receiving the superintendent's super star award. "To receive this award is an honor but I'm pretty sure somewhere across this way somebody else is more deserving than I to receive this award."

Jaskiret Rai is only a junior. After college he dreams of working for the United Nations. His ultimate dream is to become a federal judge.

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