VISTA — Rancho Buena Vista Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution recently honored 12 local students at their eighth annual awards ceremony. The winners were recognized for their outstanding efforts and accomplishments.
Good Citizenship medals and certificates were presented to eighth-graders Emmy Huenergardt and Cassidy Kaumeyer, Faith Lutheran School; Jessica Hurtado and Tomas Lozano, Rancho Minerva Middle School; Alex Garcia and Pracilla DeLaCruz, Vista Magnet Middle School; and Kaylin Johns-Brenner and Asia Ramos-Turon, Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts.
This award is given to a boy or girl in middle school who shows qualities of honor, service, courage, leadership and patriotism.
High school seniors Areli Chavez, Mission Hills; Daniel Vivier, Rancho Buena Vista; Connor Kuehnle, San Marcos; and first-place winner Kristi Petitt, Vista, received Good Citizen awards.
This award recognizes dependability, service, leadership and patriotism among high school seniors. These winners were judged on a handwritten essay dealing with the topic of the preservation and meaning of our American heritage.