American Legion Post 74 will hold its annual awards dinner on May 14, honoring eighth-grade students with the American Legion School Medal Award.
The award is given to students who exemplify the Legion's values of honor, courage, patriotism, scholarship, leadership and service. The honorees are:
Jesse Singh and Molly Layman, Modesto Christian Middle School; Dominic Barandica and Lisa Archuleta, St. Stanislaus Catholic School; Abraham Ochoa and Ariana Hin, Hart-Ransom School; Ian O'Dell and Maryah Nunez, Paradise School; Samuel Gerber and Jennifer Villalpando, Glick Middle School; Daniel Turn and Malia Bowman, Salida Middle School; James Ramirez and Alyssa Love, Somerset Middle School; Dwight Miller and Rachel Arrouzet, Savage Middle School; Pablo Villasenor and Samantha Melgoza, Hanshaw Middle School; Ryan Salazar and Katelyn Leonard, Roosevelt Junior High; Dominick Perry and McKenzie Korgan, Ustach Middle School; Saul Vazquez and Ashley Servin, Mark Twain Junior High; Caleb Wolterstorff and Taylor Chavez, La Loma Junior High; Tyler Stubbert and Brenna Reece, Big Valley Christian School. Prescott Junior High's honorees have yet to be announced.
The dinner is at 6:30 p.m. at Legion Hall, 1001 S. Santa Cruz Ave., Modesto. Tickets are $7 and sold at the door; to attend, RSVP to garryrupe @yahoo.com today.