Friday, August 7, 2020

Coronado Well Represented at Time Warner Cable’s 2013 Best Moms Awards

From left to right are: Sydney Zoehrer, Alice Zoehrer, Ashlyn Hirsch, Elizabeth Hirsh, Madellin Ellis, Julie Ellis, Sam Wright, Worarat Wright. Not captured in this group shot are Sara Boswell (mom) and Lacey Brauer. Photo courtesy of Time Warner Cable.

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Time Warner Cable recognized 50 Best Moms over the Mother’s Day weekend, and three finalists were named the top winners of the 2013 Best Moms contest during a splendid luncheon at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine. “The annual contest, now in its 12th year, provides local children the opportunity to celebrate the qualities that make their moms special, earning the families well-deserved appreciation for Mother’s Day.”

Coronado was well represented at the Best Moms Awards luncheon with five winners, all from Coronado Middle School!

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The winners are: Sara Lynn Boswell, student Lacey Brauer, Coronado Middle School, grade 6, teacher, Linda Kullmann. Elizabeth Hirsh, student Ashlyn Hirsh, grade 7, teacher Kim Pittner. Julie Ellis, student Madellin Ellis, grade 6, teacher Laura Byington. Worarat Wright, student Sam Wright, grade 7, teacher Kim Pittner. Alice Zoehrer, student Sydney Zoehrer, grade 6, teacher Linda Kullmann.

Judges for this year’s contest were made up of local VIPs and Time Warner Cable employees.

Best Moms judges and VIPs. Pictured (L to R) Adrian Granda City of San Diego Council President Todd Gloria’s Office, San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chairman Greg Cox, NBC 7/39 Jodi Kodesh, Supervisor Dave Roberts, TWC Community Investment Specialist Pam Pantua, 79th District Assembly Member Shirley Weber, past Best Moms winner and co-host Suzette Valle, and TWC Government Relations Sr. Director Jose Gabaldon.

There were approximately 2,000 essay and video entries, and the judges selected the top winner from each school level. This year’s top three Best Moms were Heather Jessee, whose daughter Maya attends Pacific Beach Elementary, Hung Khuu, whose son Brandon is a senior and attends The Pruess School, and Rosalvina Macias de Marquez, whose daughter Hannah attends De Portola Middle School. For more photos and details about this year’s event click here. Highlights from all the finalists’ essays can be found at

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Suzette Valle
Suzette Valle moved to the Coronado Cays in 1992. She's the author of "101 Movies To See Before You Grow Up" and a family entertainment writer. She and her husband Alejandro, a Senior Vice President at Morgan Stanley, have two children, Alex and Bianca. They attended CUSD schools and are CHS and college grads. Suzette enjoys living by the beach, watching movies, and taking her dog, Bella, for long walks. Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to:


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