Delaney Ericson, Student Honoree
As a Lake Oswego High School senior, Delaney has been actively involved in the National Charity League for six years organizing an annual hygiene drive for the Northwest Children's Outreach. For the past three years, she has also been training service dogs for Autism Service Dogs of America. Through Delaney's experience, she has developed an increased empathy towards people with special needs and has gained insight into how truly fortunate she is. One of her nominators described her as “selfless, dedicated, mature, and devoted.” When asked about the award, Delaney said, "It was such a surprise to win, and I hope this will bring more recognition to the work ASDA does.”
Mya Hudson, Student Honoree
Nominators described Mya as a “rock star,” “the real deal,” a “bright presence,” a “determined leader,” and “one of the more inspiring and gracious people I have met.” Mya has risen above significant life obstacles and continues to look forward rather than back. Mya raised money and awareness for victims of sex trafficking through her DECA project. She also re-wrote the school constitution and helped students be more aware of the importance of kindness and respect for all. She strives to be a positive presence in everyone’s life and is committed to building bridges and bonds between diverse people. She is a role model for her school, her causes, and all those around her.
Morgan Jones, Student Honoree
Morgan is highly involved in the National Charity League and volunteers for many different local charities which include: Abby's Closet, NW Children's Outreach, Children Healing Art Project, Cards for Soldiers, DSNO, With Love, and many others. Through NCL, she has participated in a variety of volunteer opportunities and found her passion working with the Children's Healing Art Program. She has received the Modellette Award for service and has accumulated 245+ philanthropy hours and 125+ league hours to date. As the Red Cross Club President at LOHS, Morgan set up a blood drive. Morgan also is a Kateri Park Volunteer Tutor in Portland, Oregon, where she tutors K-12 refugee students from the Portland Metro Area.
Maxwell Krueger, Student Honoree
Max is an excellent student and role model as a senior at Lakeridge High School. He serves as Associated Student Body Secretary/Treasurer while maintaining a 4.0 GPA and participating on the Lakeridge swim team. Max helped collect food for the food pantry at Hope Community Church and organized a blood drive with Lakeridge for the Red Cross. He is always willing to help others and volunteer. Max built two robots to help visually impaired children learn and interact with technology. Max’s nominators described him as “patient, caring, strong work ethic, and mentor.” Max stated that he "was glad that through my efforts I am able to make an impact.”
Claire Sarnowski, Student Honoree
As an eighth-grader at Lakeridge Junior High, Claire has raised over $71,000 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society in Oregon. Claire’s mother has Multiple Sclerosis, which has inspired Claire’s involvement with the organization since the age of three. Claire also works as an Academic Peer Mentor, helping her fellow students improve their learning. At the end of the term, Claire took the time to write personal notes of encouragement and support to each of the students she mentored. Her nominator stated that Claire’s “consistent concern for others across a variety of activities and efforts make her stand out as an exemplary student dedicated to a life of service.”