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Superintendent's Superstar helping at home and Africa

Joselyn North's community service and academic excellence prompted Superintendent Yovino to honor her with the Superstar Award for October.

This month's Superintendent's Superstar spotlights a Kingsburg High student who enjoys offering a helping hand.

Joselyn North helps in her community and on the other side of the world.

The teen's accomplishments earned her this month's superstar award from Fresno County Superintendent of Schools, Jim Yovino.

Joselyn North learned at an early age what it takes to help others. Her grandparents started a non-profit organization called Kenya Project Hope. When Joselyn was 5-years-old, she traveled to Kenya. "It's great what our money has done and it just doesn't go to waste and it makes me grateful to live here," said North.

Fresno County Superintendent of Schools, Jim Yovino, applauds Jocelyn's community service here and around the globe. "She understands giving back. She understands how important it is to reach out to others and so far reaching out to others has taken her all the way to Kenya," said Superintendent Yovino.

North and her friends also started a tutoring class at Rafer Johnson Junior High in Kingsburg.

Her community service and academic excellence prompted Superintendent Yovino to honor her with the Superstar Award for October. "She treats people so well. She's so kind. This is a person who is a true superstar," said Superintendent Yovino.

North hopes to attend Fresno State and eventually go into education.

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