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2017 Congressional Merit Awards

Congressman Kevin McCarthy recognized local students with the 2017 Congressional Merit Awards during a special ceremony at the Kern High School District. Each student was also asked to choose a teacher who has been especially supportive during their high school career and honored them with the Inspirational High School Educator Award.

Merit Medals

Students received medals from Congressman McCarthy during the emotional tribute and were given the opportunity to speak about their family, friends, and future plans.

Educators, administrators, and School District Trustees from across the 23rd Congressional District attended the event and reception.

2017 KHSD Merit Award Recipients

Ryan Crowley — Bakersfield High School

Grant Fidler — Centennial High School

Denise Lopez Sosa — East Bakersfield High School

Deysi Herrera Guzman — Foothill High School

Ryan Wakefield — Frontier High School

Daniel Tweedy — Highland High School

Spencer Glazer — Independence High School

Makaylah Niederriter — Kern Valley High School

Sydney Cullen — Liberty High School

Steven Garcia — North High School

Elizabeth Reyes — Ridgeview High School

Clayton Nalesnik — Stockdale High School

Grace Martinez — West High School

2017 KHSD Inspirational High School Educator Award Recipients

Griselda Sanchez — Bakersfield High School

Luisa Forter — Centennial High School

Noelle Combs — East Bakersfield High School

Anna Guitron — Foothill High School

Cathy Adams — Frontier High School

Joanne Barrick — Highland High School

Claudia Walsh — Independence High School

Emily Keverline — Kern Valley High School

Ashley Bocanegra — Liberty High School

Danielle Farrell — North High School

Carol Holland — Ridgeview High School

Lea MacLean — Stockdale High School

Angela Jenkins — West High School

Congressional Merit medal.

Refreshments at awards ceremony.


Merit Program