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LBHS TEACHER MR. TODD RECEIVES NAVY IMPACT INFLUENCER AWARD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LAGUNA BEACH UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 
CONTACT: KAYLA HOLMES
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November 10, 2021

Laguna Beach High School Teacher, Jonathan Todd, Awarded Impact Influencer Award From The U.S. Navy

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. - On Thursday, November 4, 2021, Laguna Beach High School (LBHS) teacher, Mr. Jonathan Todd, was surprised in his classroom with the Impact Influencer Award, presented by the Navy. This award is given to incredible educators, such as Mr. Todd, as the Navy’s way of saying thank you for having such a positive impact in the lives of certain well-rounded, driven individuals that enlist in the Navy.

One of Mr. Todd’s previous students, Jack Strickland, was accepted into the Navy’s Nuclear Engineering program, which is one of the hardest and most sought-after programs the Navy has to offer. The program entails a $38,000 signing bonus, 77 college credits towards an Engineering degree, and the experience needed to translate well into a high-paying job. The Navy asks the accepted applicants who their greatest influences were in high school, and for Jack, Mr. Todd was the individual who really stood out and impacted his life.

Lynn Gregory, LBHS College Career Specialist, was overjoyed for Mr. Todd, “What an honor it is to witness this well-deserved recognition of Mr. Jonathan Todd. Year after year, Mr. Todd inspires and motivates seniors to be the best they can be - he is selfless, intentionally listening to students, bridging the gap between himself and their experiences, allowing them to flourish.”

“Mr. Todd is a well-respected educator on the LBHS Team,” LBHS Principal, Dr. Jason Allemann, exclaimed. “It is awesome to see a guy that gives recognition to so many of our young adults on the daily get recognized himself for impacting students."