Etcetera - 06/18/10

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Recently 28 Walla Walla High School Latino Club students were recognized for exceptional dedication to the community and for personal achievements in the past few years, the May 28 Walla Walla Public Schools in Review online reported.

Through Latino Club's partnership with the Learning for Life program, seven students received Young American award, and 13 students received Learning for Life Leadership awards.

The Learning for Life Program is a subsidiary of Blue Mountain Council of Boy Scouts of America.

The awards recognized a substantial achievement by youths who are active in their communities and demonstrate citizenship and leadership.

Exploring Post 311's charter organization is the College Place First Presbyterian Church Men's Breakfast Group in College Place. The club also recognized 18 Wa-Hi Class of 2010 graduating seniors on June 4.

Learning For Life Leadership Award recipients: Jessica Lozano, senior, plans to study nursing at Walla Walla Community College; Krystal Bautista, senior, President's Volunteer Service Bronze Award for providing sustained community service, and plans to Washington State University this fall; Azucena Durn, senior, plans to attend WSU this fall; Lus Jaimez, senior, President's Volunteer Service Bronze Award and plans to attend WSU this fall; Arn Castro, senior, President's Volunteer Service Bronze Award and plans to attend North Dakota State this fall; Alejandra Juliette Olivos, senior, plans to attend University of Washington this fall; Chantell Lpez, senior, plans to attend Whitman College this fall; Yvonne Segovia, sophomore, President's Volunteer Service Bronze Award; Yessica Olivos, junior, participated in the Regional Bonneville Power Science Bowl in 2008 and 2010; Mariela Bahea, junior, participated in the Regional Bonneville Power Science Bowl in 2010; Roger Contreras, junior, is a trained group leader for El Proyecto Voz Latina, which promotes voter registration and the political involvement of the Latino population in the community; Jos Beleche, junior, received the President's Volunteer Service Bronze Award and plans to study electrical engineering after high school; Jasmn Llanes, junior, provided over 70 hours of service to the Garrison Night School Program.

The Young American Award goes to students who have achieved excellence in the fields of art, athletics, business, education, government, humanities, literature, music, math, religion, science, or service and have been involved in service to their community that adds to the quality of life.

Recipients include: Aldeir S??telo, senior, who excelled in community service and academics and plans to major in pre-medicine at George Fox University this fall; Bahia Parrish, junior, President's Volunteer Service Bronze Award; Anthony Olivos, junior, has been a participant in the 2010 Bonneville Power Administration Science Bowl and plans to study electrical engineering after high school; Sergio Galvn, junior, performed 100-plus hours of community service during the 2008-2009 school year and received the President's Volunteer Service Bronze Award; Solmayra Mendoza, junior, participated in the Regional Bonneville Power Science Bowl in 2010; Cristina Torres, senior, received the President's Volunteer Service Bronze Award and plans to attend WWCC this fall; Karina Torres, senior, President's Volunteer Service Bronze Award and plans to attend WWCC this fall.

This year, Walla Walla Latino Club seniors wore a club recognition stole during graduation. They had to apply for the stole and provide information about their Latino Club experience during their years at Wa-Hi, details about their service to the community, and highlight future career plans. The Wa-Hi Latino Club recognized the following students for their participation in the program: Lus Jaimez, Mara Cristina Torres, Krystal Bautista, Karina Torres, Azucena Durn, Olivia Arvalo, Aldeir Stelo, Juliette Olivos, Jessica Lozano, Chantell Lpez, Monica Nuez, Jazmn Ayala, Rebeca Dighero, Sergio Orozco, Rita Trujillo, Jos Torres and Oscar Tapa.

Contact Annie Charnley Eveland at 526-8313.

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