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Emily Obregon Loves Magnolia Trees, the International Festival, and Movies in the Park

  • Emily Obregon is the 1st Place Winner in the 3rd-5th grade category of the Alhambra Source Storytelling Competition. She is a 5th grader at Park Elementary School. All photos by Helen Arase.

  • Emily Obregon and her father, Juan Carlos Obregon, enjoyed cupcakes from The Shredded Carrot at the Storytelling Competition Meet and Greet.

  • The winners of the Alhambra Source Storytelling Competition. (L-R) Top row: Emily Obregon, Una Ibranan, and Cassidy Chew. (L-R) Botton row: Jiantao Yu and Allison Gonzalez. Alisa Sambajon was unable to attend.

  • Una Ibranan is the 1st Place Winner in the K-2nd grade category of the Alhambra Source Storytelling Competition. She is a 2nd grader at Park Elementary. All photos by Helen Arase.

  • Alisa Sabajon is the 2nd Place Winner in the K-2nd grade category of the Alhambra Source Storytelling Competition. She is a 2nd grader at Marguerita Elementary School. All photos by Helen Arase.

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Alhambra , CA

The Alhambra Source is publishing the winning entries in its Storytelling Competition for Alhambra Unified School District Elementary School students. This week we publish Emily Obregon’s story. Emily, who attends Park Elementary school, was the first place winner in the 3rd-5th Grade category.

We will publish the rest of the winners each Thursday over the next three weeks.


Alhambra’s Community

by Emily Obregon

Alhambra’s community is a very friendly community. For example, people are at the park all day long playing sports, jogging, walking, swimming, and other events. They always look happy and wave or say “hi” or “hello” when my sister and I walk or ride our bikes past them. In summer, Alhambra’s community plays free movies and free bands on Friday nights. I have gone with my family and jumped in the jumper, spun a wheel to win a prize, danced and saw other people from my community. Very nice people organize all the events I just listed.

My school, which is Park Elementary, is in Alhambra. I think It is a great school because all the people welcome you right away. They are kind and always willing to help. My school runs many different festivals and events. The festivals are the Latin Festival, the Chinese Festival and the Harvest Festival. There is also an International Festival at the end of the year, combining all of the other festivals. It has jumpers, games, prizes, and food from all over the world!


Emily walking Cocoa in her community by Emily Obregon.


Alhambra is a very beautiful community to live in. I love to walk around Alhambra with my grandfather, his dog, Cocoa, and my sister and admire the trees, flowers, bushes, and even some wildlife here. Three of my favorite trees in Alhambra are the Jacaranda tree, the Magnolia tree, and the Eucalyptus tree. My mom really loves Jacaranda trees and she is always saying how beautiful the purple cowers are. I think the Magnolia tree is my favorite because I love the giant, pretty, white flowers. Besides cats and dogs, I have seen many squirrels around my area, and peacocks once in a while. I have even noticed a flock of green parrots around town. The peacocks and parrots are my favorite animals to see around Alhambra.

Alhambra is a great location to live because we are close to many things. You can easily drive to Big Bear Mountain and see the snow or go snowboarding. You can also visit Hollywood, which has the famous Hollywood Sign, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and maybe you could even see a famous person! The beach is close by, so you could drive over to see the ocean and relax in the sand. Other nearby places are Universal Studios, Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, and Legoland. I like mostly everything about my community of Alhambra.

The only thing I would change is to put a Stop Sign or Stop Light where the cross walk to Alhambra Park is located. The yellow lights are flashing with people getting ready to cross and the cars still don’t stop. My grandpa almost got hit by a car that didn’t stop! I think people in cars cannot see the yellow flashing lights during the day. A Stop Sign is needed. Other than that, I love my community and I love Alhambra. I hope I can live here when I grow up. Thank you for reading my story.


Did you miss the other Storytelling Competition stories? Read them here:

K-2nd Grade:

1) Una Ibranan, Park Elementary

2) Alisa Sambajon, Marguerita Elementary

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