EL CENTRO – Students and family members from various high school and junior high school Campus Life clubs from the Imperial Valley joined together Friday, May 30, for their annual Campus Life awards.
“We love to put on grand celebrations for the junior high and high school students who meet weekly on their school campus with Campus Life. It’s really cool because all the valley kids meet together during our yearly awards and we get to show them off and let them feel special for their dedication,” said Campus Life director Vanessa Carrillo about the awards night.
The theme of the night was dedicated to the 1950’s. Students dressed in poodle skirts and greaser jackets danced to classic music from the iconic decade. Decorations set the mood as one walked into a diner from the 1950’s with waitresses serving burgers, fries, and root beer floats to make the experience more realistic.
While all Campus Life participants received an award for being active during the school year, only a few earned the biggest awards.
Kat Seanez from Central Union High School won the Baker Award, an award given to the student who goes above and beyond what is asked for in their club.
For Kat’s dedication on speaking from her heart to her peers and faithfully attending the major Campus Life events over the last four years she was honored.
The Volunteer of the Year Award, given to an adult volunteer who helped students during the club year, went to the ever-dependable Chris Jones for his late night help with Fifth Quarter and his activity whenever called into action.
Frank Wright earned the award for the club that ‘rocked it’ for the second year in a row. The students ran the club on their own and consistently drew large crowds.