Yakima Youth Awards 

The Yakima Youth Awards celebrate young people who make their communities better. Nominees are ages 5-19 who have made a contribution in 2016 to their family, school, church, or to members of the Yakima County community.


Congratulations are in order for many exemplary West Valley students!


West Valley Winners


Arts: Outstanding involvement in performing, visual, or literary arts. Winner: Kyle Johnson, 18, West Valley High School

Leadership: Guiding others to a positive goal through education or example. Winner: Natalie Hernandez, 16, West Valley High School and Yakima Valley College Running Start

Personal Achievement: Getting through or beyond personal obstacles with courage, initiative, and determination. Two winners: Breyden Esqueda, West Valley High School; and Jacob Aucutt, 15, independent study program


West Valley Nominees


Civic/Community Service: Giving of one’s time or talent to improve the community. Alexandra Shively, 17, West Valley High School

Family Life: Bettering one’s family situation. Gabriel Weiler, 15, West Valley High School

Small Group: Up to nine members, which can be an informal or formal group. West Valley High School S.A.D.D. leaders, West Valley High School DECA student leaders for “Miracle on Zier Road,” and West Valley High School 
DECA Student Leaders for Homelessness Awareness

Large Group: More than nine members. West Valley Middle School sixth-grade humanities class and West Valley High School Ecology Club

Posted by WVSD On 20 April, 2017 at 1:49 PM