SUNNYSIDE The third annual Sunnyside Youth Awards honors youth involved with community and campus service, according to awards organizer Christian Peabody.
The names of those youth who have shown leadership both at Sunnyside High School and in the community were released Wednesday.
Winners, by category, are:
Individual Civic/Community Service: Samantha Gonzalez for her willingness to serve through her work with the Miss Sunnyside program, the Sunnyside High School rally squad and through leadership.
Personal Achievement: Male — Jose Garcia — Stepping outside of himself to greet students and give daily compliments.
Female — Cecilia Veliz.
The Arts: Dalilah Cuellar.
Family Life: Mariela Corona.
Athletic Achievement: Griffey Sarmiento.
Career Preparation: Janeth Nunez.
Leadership: Molly Marquez — For her work as a cheer captain and as 2016-17 Miss Sunnyside.
Small Group Civic/Community Service: Lia Anderson, Molly Marquez, Elizavet Perez-Maldonado, Kimy Calva, Stephanie Mora, Janeth Nunez, Alyssa Ceja and Elizabeth Juarez — For their many hours devoted to organizing and running events for the Mr. SHS candidates and for keeping the boys prepared and reminded of event.