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Award recipients line up from the Latino clubs at College Place and Walla Walla High schools.

During their end of the year party on May 31, Walla Walla High School and College Place Latino Club students received recognition for exceptional dedication to the community and for personal achievements over the past years, said Bill Erickson in a release.

Successful activities in which club members participated and helped this year included a Cinco de Mayo event on the Wa-Hi campus attended by more 375 people; the Shakespeare Walla Walla Dia de los Muertos festival, Walla Walla Affiliate American Association of University Women book sale, Davis Grade School Parent Night and Walla Walla County Fair.

The schools’ Latino clubs have a partnership with the Learning for Life program, a subsidiary program of Boy Scouts of America.

The Learning for Life Leadership Award distinguishes those who provide exceptional leadership to the program, Bill said. “Awardees have demonstrated exceptional dedication and given their time to make our program a success.”

Recipients are: Edlyn Carvajal, Kalea Soto, Yuridia Albarran and Kaysa Villagomez.

For special recognition, the Enchándole Ganas Award went to club members who made extra efforts during the year to make the club successful, showing leadership and providing service. Enchándole Ganas Awards went to Roberto Rodriguez, Perla Olmos Alfaro, Jimena España, Anahi Carrillo, Tiffani Carrillo, Esmeralda Rojero, Erick Rebulukag, Ezelina Crispin, Ruth Garcia, Jaquelin Saldaña, Janie De Leon-Lara, Karen Maldonado, Sandra Escobedo, Erika Olmos, all at Wa-Hi; and  Omar Lara, Ameríca Agustin-Jacinto, Jasmyn Ramirez and Mayra Campa at CPHS.

Exploring Post 311’s charter organization is the College Place First Presbyterian Church Men’s Breakfast Group.

Etcetera appears in daily and Sunday editions. Annie Charnley Eveland can be reached at annieeveland@wwub.com or afternoons at 526-8313. 

Annie joined the U-B news staff in 1979 and since 1990 has written Etcetera, a daily community column. She was promoted to a copy editing post in 2007. She edits copy, designs and lays out pages, including the weekly arts and entertainment guide Marquee,

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