Steelworker 1st Class Brenton Heisserer of Modesto was honored recently by the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command as its Sea Pacific Shore Sailor of the Year. He is assigned to the Naval Construction Group.
“When you get an award like this, it’s your team that gets you there,” Heisserer said. “It’s representative of everybody that I came here for; all my leaders and all the people that I work with and work for these last couple of years.”
Heisserer will now move on to compete for the Sea and Shore United States Pacific Fleet Direct Reporting Activities Sailor of the Year honor.
The Navy’s SOY program was established in 1972 and recognizes one sailor from each command who demonstrates sustained superior performance, proven leadership, outstanding professionalism and dedication to self-improvement.
For more news from Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, go to www.navy.mil/local/necc.
3rd Project Prom ramps up
The third prom dress and tuxedo drive to benefit area teens, Project Prom, will run through March 27. Dresses and tuxes collected will be available free of charge to high school students, with distribution scheduled for March 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Century event and wedding venue, 927 10th St., Modesto.
Donors can drop off dresses and tuxes at the following locations: Modesto City Hall, office of Councilmember Tony Madrigal, 1010 10th St., Ste 6200, Modesto; JeT’Aime Bridal & Tuxedo Wear, 1321 McHenry Ave., Modesto; Elegant Bride & Quinceanera, 1230 H St., Modesto; Del Rio Cleaners, 1300 Sylvan Ave., Modesto; Superior Dry Cleaners, 824 Oakdale Road, Modesto; Castle Real Estate, 1418 J St., Modesto; Ceres Cleaners and Alterations, 2939 Fourth St., Ceres; Mitchell Plaza Dental, 1788 Mitchell Road, Suite 105, Ceres; United Way, 658 W. Main St., Merced; Stone Soup Fresno, 1345 E. Bulldog Lane, Fresno; and HmongUSA TV of Fresno, 2515 E. Lamona Ave., Fresno.
Modestan in international college drama ensemble
Abigail Stoscher, a student at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, is a member of the college’s Drama Ministries Ensemble and is performing stories from the Old Testament in Iowa, Illinois and Michigan through March 9. The touring theater company has performed in Ethiopia and Japan and across the United States. Stoscher is a sophomore and is majoring in theater at Northwestern College. She is the daughter of Mark and Ruth Stoscher of Modesto.
Beyer student honored
Beyer High student Caleb Saalfeld will receive a president’s volunteer service honor as part of The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards that recognize Americans of all ages for their volunteerism. The honor is given on behalf of President Obama. Saalfeld received a letter from the president and a certificate.
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