HERO OF THE YEAR AWARD RECIPIENTS
2019 HERO Community Partner of the Year- California Baptist University, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Special recognition was also given to Dr. Kristin Mauldin, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Director, Sport and Performance Psychology Program.
2019 Inspirational HERO of the Year- Jessica Fuller, Teacher & Public Speaker, Orange Grove High School.
2019 HERO Counselor of the Year- Mrs. Kathleen Sarmiento, Student Assistance Program Counselor, Ramona High School.
2019 HERO Student of the Year- Megan Murano, Indio High School Student.
2018 HERO Initiative of the Year- The Corona-Norco Unified School District, Special recognition was given to Dr. Milisav (Mike) Ilic, Administrative Director,Instructional Support
2018 HERO Staff of the Year- Dena Drouault, Counselor Clayton A. Record Junior Elementary School
2018 HERO Student of the Year- Ayanna Johnson, former Student, Polytechnic High School
2018 HERO Community Leader of the Year- Michael Barboza, Owner of Right at Home In-Home Care and Assistance
2018 HERO Inspirational Person of the Year- Cassandra Lackie, Riverside resident
2017 HERO Community Leader of Year –Dr. Susan Levine, Director of Pupil and Administrative Service, Riverside County Office of Education
2017 HERO Administrator of the Year – Jessica Simpson-Thomas Jefferson Middle School, Vice Principal
2017 HERO Staff Member of the Year –Michelle Gomez, Counselor Canyon Springs High School
2017 HERO Student of the Year –Keilee Ann Grace Kelly, Student Mesa View Elementary
2017 HERO Ambassador of the Year –Shannon Fox, Ms. USA Universal
HERO AWARD WINNERS
2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR
La Sierra High School (PALS) – Alejandro Acosta, Alan Alvarez Gonzalez, Alizee Ambriz, Ashley Anderson, Daniel Ayala Muniz, Josh Baias, Joselyne Casillas, Melanie Ceja, Jocelyn Cuen, Irene Garcia Gonzalez, David Gomez, Brissia Gomez Carrillo, Katherine Gonzalez, Naomi Guerrero, Jarod Hingada, Jordan Kinsman, Naomi Lara Espinoza, Samantha Maciel Diaz, Angelica Martinez Castellanos, Fabian Mejia, Chris Morton, Priscilla Mugica, Christian Ortiz, Adrian Paris, Sebastian Romero Regalado, Adriane Ruvalcaba, Lillyana Shelton
Voices for Children CASA’s Against Bullying – Tamara Slagill, John Page, Frances Lynn Harris, Carolyn Ponder, Andrea Greer, Carmen Ortiz, Stacey Morse, Samantha Tajalli Tehrani, Jasmine Valdez, Summer Escorcia, Julie Dawson
Ramona High School (S.U.P.E.R. Peers) – Alexis Arrivillaga, Belen Saldana Lopez, Claire Lopez, Destini Egan, Hannah Dunkel, Hannah Robinson, Mariel Almaraz-Olvera, Wendy Carrillo Lopez, Wendy Solis
Clare Pierce, Student, Jurupa Middle School
Dan Taylor, Founder, BullyStop 360 Program
Maria Lomeli, Student, Ramona High School
Berenice Toledano, School Counselor, Boulder Ridge Elementary School
Edward Gutierrez, Student, Boulder Ridge Elementary School
Jordan Thompkins, Student, Stone Avenue Elementary School
Mandy Wiltrout, Assistant Principal, Desert Ridge Academy Middle School
Megan Murano, Student, Indio High School
Melinda Tapia, Teacher, Jurupa Middle School
Payton Ramirez, Student, Lincoln Elementary School
Ryan Johnston, Student, Amelia Earhart Elementary School
Silvana Diaz, Teacher, Troth Street Elementary School
Special recognition was given to the following recipients:
Hailey Bisbee, Student, Jurupa Middle School
Mandy Bush, Teacher, Norte Vista High School
Mario Claussen, Rancho Cucamonga Resident
Opal Singleton, Riverside Resident
Shannon O’Brien, Co-founder & CEO, Children’s Resources, Incorporated
Tamara Baer, Teacher on Special Assignment, Corona-Norco Unified School District/Educational Services
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2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR
Jurupa Middle School – Ariana Ortiz, Angelica Gonzalez, Alexandra Garcia, Sophia Salazar, Alexa Morales, Monique Ortega, Noemi Acosta, Marie Esteem, Elizabeth Becerril
Sundance Elementary – Arianna Horta, Alexander Smith, Genesis Valdez, Brooklyn Carbajal, Kate Mariscal, Madison Coleman, Milannah Quach, Morgan Savoy, Faith Reeves, Juliana Ash, Gabriella Salgado, Henry Valdivia, Alyssa Prado, Jose Saucedo, Paige Walker, Abigail Ball, Makayla Hampton Hernandez, Lucas Lugo, Ruby Pacheco, Sophia Hernandez
Three Rings Elementary – Alanah Muesser, Hunter Stowall, Aimee Castaneda
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