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Hero of the Week: John Corona


Find out how you can nominate a “Hero of the Week” at the bottom of the page.


Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Hero of the Week…

This week, we’re recognizing U.S. History teacher John Corona, from Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, California.

Well, Mr. Corona is retiring this June after 40 years of teaching. And, he’s not just your average teacher.  You see, when he teaches his students about the history of our country, he feels its best if the students hear from those that actually lived it. And, that’s why he started a program that brings our military veterans to his classroom so that they can speak to the students. The students are given the opportunity to interview Army specialists and Vietnam veterans, and then, they write essays on these men and women for their class projects.

This year, with Mr. Corona retiring, over 300 veterans showed up and presented him with a flag that once flew over the U.S. capital. They thanked him for his community service and for leaving an impact that goes beyond the classroom. These veterans consider him a hero for having created this program – it’s one they say that gives them a smile and feeling that the future of this country in his good hands.

For more, check out this story.

Kix’s Response:

You know, I do believe that our teachers are heroes. They help shape the future through their teachings, and it sounds like Mr. John Corona, out of Riverside, California, has done just that.




Nominate a Hero of the Week

Now, we want to know who has made a difference in your life. Nominate a local firefighter, police officer, EMT or someone who is serving our country in the military. It could even be a neighbor, family member or friend who lent a crucial helping hand. Let us know all about the person who you feel is a real life hero by emailing us here and please feel free to send us a picture!

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