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SAN FERNANDO (Feb. 2, 2015) -- Diego Valencia, student body president at Morningside Elementary School in San Fernando, stands quietly and school Principal Oliver Ramirez, at far right, looks on as Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, presents a Certificate of Recognition while recounting Diego's inspirational story. Last summer, while Hertzberg was attending neighborhood coffee meetings to exchange ideas on how residents can improve their communities, Diego walked up to Hertzberg and asked for advice on how to win his election for student body president. They talked, Diego took the advice -- and he won. In addition to recognizing each member of student government, Hertzberg presented the school with a certificate for helping instill in students a desire for public service. (Photo by Eveline Bravo-Ayala).