Denham honors Congressional Merit Award recipients from 10th District high schools

03/26/2014 12:00 AM

03/25/2014 2:05 PM

Twenty-eight students from high schools across the Northern San Joaquin Valley were honored last week by Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, at the annual Congressional Merit Awards. Students were recognized for their academic, civic and extracurricular achievements.

“These students represent the best and the brightest,” said Denham. “Their dedication to their studies and our community is exemplary. Each has a bright future and I was honored to recognize their hard work at our annual Congressional Merit Awards presentation.”

Each award recipient was nominated by his or her high school principal for academic achievement, leadership, involvement in extracurricular activities, school citizenship, volunteerism and community service. The Congressional Merit Award program is open to all 48 schools in the 10th district.

The recipients were:

• Adam Bennett, Turlock Christian High School
• Elizabeth Berry, Beyer High School
• Anthony Boodrookas, Modesto Christian High School
• Carly Duncan, Downey High School
• Casey Floyd, Riverbank High School
• Noel Forte, Central Catholic High School
• Francisco Gradilla, Central Valley High School
• Guadalupe Gutierrez, Waterford High School
• Megan Harrison, Tracy High School
• Arcelia Hermosillo, Ceres High School
• Zachary D. Hoffert, Kimball High School (Tracy)
• Samantha Houston, Big Valley Christian High School
• Taylor King, Hughson High School
• Alexandra Knapp, Denair High School
• Mattie Krop, Johansen High School
• Aaron Mackey, Sierra High School (Manteca)
• Janae Imani Marable, Pitman High School
• Jacob Marsh, Enochs High School
• Tanner Morgan, Oakdale High School
• Albertina Oliva, Patterson High School
• Noah Reese, Whitmore Charter High School
• Brooke Rocha, Orestimba High School
• Peacha Sokk, Modesto High School
• Madison Tessera, West High School (Tracy)
• Jonas Trevethan, Turlock High School
• Kaycee Willems, Davis High School
• Mitchell Wilson, Argus and Endeavor High Schools (Ceres)
• Michala Wyrsch, Gregori High School

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