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The 73-year-old winner of the 2019 Custodian of the Year contest, Aristeo Flores of Scotts Valley Middle School, exemplifies the “American Dream.”


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The 73-year-old winner of the 2019 Custodian of the Year contest, Aristeo Flores of Scotts Valley Middle School, exemplifies the “American Dream.”

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Latest: Friday Funny: Californian Custodian Wins The Crown - The 73-year-old winner of the 2019 Custodian of the Year contest, Aristeo Flores of Scotts Valley Middle School, exemplifies the “American Dream.”

Friday Funny: Californian Custodian Wins The Crown

The 73-year-old winner of the 2019 Custodian of the Year contest, Aristeo Flores of Scotts Valley Middle School, exemplifies the “American Dream.”

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