25 Best Mom’s to be Recognized by Time Warner Cable-May 8th

Every mother is special to their children but some truly standout and deserve to be recognized for sacrifices and dedication they’ve made for their children and their families. Time Warner Cable is finding who they are. For the seventh straight year, Time Warner Cable has called on students in grades 4 through 12 to write essays telling why their mom should be one of the best in the Coachella Valley, Beaumont, Banning and Morongo Basin.

The essays were judged by a panel of local journalists, politicians and teachers who selected the 25 Best Moms for 2010 based on their children’s explanation and why they believe their mom is best. The writers of the three best essays will receive a new computer. There will be a winner from each school level: elemenatary, middle and high school. In addition, the winning student’s teacher will also receive a $250 gift card for supplies for their classrooms.

Each winning mom will be honored at a special luncheon on Saturday, May 8 where they will receive an award and gifts generously donated by sponsors throughout the desert. Visit www.timewarnercable.com/desertcities or www.thehispanicpress.com for the posting of the essays, in English on line.



Best Mom: Nicole Bain, 29 Palms

Student: Haley Bain, Grade 5, 29 Palms Elementary

Best Mom: Christina Beals, La Quinta

Student: Kyle Beals, Grade 7, La Quinta Middle School

Best Mom: Gayle Bourke, Palm Springs

Student: Boone Bourke, Grade 7, Kings School

Best Mom: [is Grandma] Maria Boyd, 29 Palms

Student: Aaron Boyd, Grade 12, Monument High School

Best Mom: Diana Cash, Cabazon

Student: Daniel Adame, Grade 5, Susan B Coombs Intermediate

Best Moms: Kim Duong, Cathedral City

Student: Ethan Duong, Grade 4, St. Theresa’s School

Best Mom: Frances Flores, Coachella

Student: Amanda Flores, Grade 4, Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Best Mom: Yolanda Flores, Indio

Student: Dennisse Flores, James Madison Elementary

Best Mom: Lisa Galvin, La Quinta

Student: Danielle Gavin, Grade 5, Truman Elementary School

Best Mom: Susan Hartshorn, Palm Desert

Student: Lydia Hartshorn, Grade 8, Palm Desert Charter Middle School

Best Mom: Tiffani Hudson, Beaumont

Students: Ryan Hudson, Grade 4 Sundance Elementary

Best Mom: Pamela Johnson, Indio

Student: Robbie Johnson, Grade 11, Desert Mirage High School

Best Mom: Stacy King, Rancho Mirage

Student: Jacquelyn King, Grade 12, Palm Springs High School

Best Mom: Mirta Lerma, Indio

Student: Micaela Lerma, Grade 9, La Quinta High School

Best Mom: Sandra Mackall, 29 Palms

Student: Marysita Brown, Grade 11, 29 Palms High School

Best Mom: Lupe Mares, La Quinta

Student: Reyna Mares, grade 9, La Quinta High School

Best Mom: Annjet Ocampo, Coachella

Student: Santiago Ocampo, Grade 8, Cahuilla Desert Academy

Best Mom: Andrea Pedroso, Palm Springs High School

Student: Danielle Pedroso, Grade 12

Best Mom: Jennifer Peña, Palm Springs

Student: Alondra Peña, Grade 6, Raymond Cree Middle School

Best Mom: Mary Ristaino, Cathedral City

Student: Stephanie Mares-Ristaino, Grade 6, James Workman Middle School

Best Mom: Ramanda Stepp, 29 Palms

Student: Hunter Stepp, Grade 8, 29 Palms Junior High School

Best Mom: Joanna Taylor, Palm Desert

Student: Evangeline Taylor, Grade 4, Home Schooled

Best Mom: Rebecca Torres, Beaumont

Student: Paula Alvarez, Grade 12, Beaumont High School

Best Mom: Carrie Westmoreland, Salton City

Student: Anna Westmoreland, Grade 12, West Shores High School

Best Mom: Esther Wilson, Indio

Student: Jordan Wilson, Grade 6, Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle School