This year’s annual Christian Public Servants awards breakfast will honor a Modesto Police Department patrol officer, a firefighting instructor, a longtime Youth for Christ leader who promotes city unity and two young “street saints” who have helped other teens. The awards, according to a news release, honor “those whose faith sparks their work ethic and community involvement.”
The event, Thursday at Big Valley Grace Community Church, also features keynote speaker Vicki Mulvaney-Trask, a former county and state teacher of the year who works with high-risk students for the Stanislaus County of Education. Six students, chosen last spring, will be introduced as John Hollis Scholarship recipients.
The award winners are:
Scholarship winners, announced in April, are given $750. Scholarships are given to high school seniors or college students who are active in their church and community and plan to pursue a career in public service. This year’s winners are: Mason Bettencourt, Enochs High School, San Diego State University; Audra Blount, Downey High School, California State University, Stanislaus; Meghan Carter, Modesto High School, Franciscan University; McKenna Hooker, Turlock Christian High School, Fresno Pacific University; Alexander Sarina, Modesto Christian High School, Biola University; and Tiffany Steggink, Waterford High School, Texas A&M.