Who Is the Monrovia Person of the Year?

TIME magazine named President Barack Obama their person of the year. Tell us who you think should win from our town!

On Dec. 19, Time magazine named President Barack Obama as their Person of the Year.

“For finding and forging a new majority, for turning weakness into opportunity and for seeking, amid great adversity, to create a more perfect union, Barack Obama is TIME's 2012 Person of the Year,” Time managing editor Richard Stengel explained in his note to readers.

The magazine invited votes on 40 candidates, including Obama, Gabby Douglas and Kim Jong Un. Other options included The Mars Rover and the Higgs Boson Particle.

But who cares about the same-old, same-old? Who is Monrovia’s Person of the Year—the man or woman who, in Timespeak, “most influenced the news this year for better or worse?”

Tell us your nomination in the comments section below!

Karen Lujan December 28, 2012 at 02:47 AM
We gather as Monrovians on Friday nights at the Don Montgomery Sports Complex to cheer on our beloved Wildcats. This has been an annual tradition for decades, but never have we celebrated success like we did this year. Monrovia High School was the talk of the San Gabriel Valley News Press on blogs and in print since January of 2012, even being named as the pre-season #1 football team in all of the San Gabriel Valley by a popular local prep sports blog. Therefore, I would like to nominate Ryan Maddox, head football coach of the Monrovia High School Wildcats. This year, Ryan lead our boys to winning our third consecutive Mid-Valley Division CIF Championship. Our local football team was also invited to participate in and host the California CIF Division III State playoffs; a first ever honor bestowed to ANY school in the San Gabriel Valley. During the five years under Coach Maddox's leadership, the Wildcats have been in five CIF semi-final games and four consecutive CIF finals. The Monrovia players have played in 20 post season games in the last 5 years; that is equivalent to two full regular seasons! Our team is 25-0 in Rio Hondo League play over the past five years. Our Seniors, who wear three championship rings, have never lost a league game. (continued below)
Karen Lujan December 28, 2012 at 02:48 AM
(continued from above) Winning football games is a residual of Coach Maddox's focus on the complete young man. He stresses sound academics, strong work ethic, and high character standards in all of our boys. Monrovia High School Football has placed student athletes in higher education institutions such as UCLA, University of Utah, UC Davis, Chico State, Adams State College, Cal Lutheran, and many more, including numerous boys that serve our country in the military.. Coach Maddox is a devoted husband and proud father of two young children and lives by the creed of "Faith - Family - Football". Along with his efforts as an exemplary social studies teacher and his commitment to the families of Monrovia, I am very proud to nominate Coach Ryan Maddox as Monrovia's Person of the Year. He is the model that we want all our boys to follow.
Robert Parry December 28, 2012 at 07:17 AM
Tough call between her and Coach Maddox, but I think Mr. Adams has it right.
Tina DelRegno December 28, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Janie Duncan rocks!!! she gives and gives & gives even more~ she has always put soo many others first before herself~ among all the amazing things & awards she has been given, she is very humble, unselfish, giving, kind & loving~ Like e'thing James shared, and then some! if you ever need anything done she is the One~she had some publications done & has been seen on History events on TV~She organized the RED HAT SOCIETY for M-twn~ She was one of the 1st ppl i met returning to Cali in 83~ our kids shared the same Day Care~ even back then, she was extremely active in social networking w/others.. in spite of her physical condition & trials she never let her health interfere w/her works of love~Janie Duncan is truly an inspiration of love, strength, faith & life~ ♥
Dan Crandell December 29, 2012 at 09:49 PM
Kim Rhode is Monrovia's TOP Individual Achievers hands down.


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