“This isn’t about looking good on a college application or about financial rewards. This is about serving those in our community who need it most. Helping both youth and homeless animals is not something to do just once; it will happen again and again in the future.

                                                            -Team Leader, Leaders in Training, 2020-2021


2021-22 Gratitude Awards Recipients

Western High School

  • Project: Winter Clothes Drive
  • Category: Human Kindness- Small Team
  • Team Leader: Kassandra Hernandez
  • Team Members: Evelyn Castillo, Axel Hernández-Sanchez, Alexander Ogaldez Rubio, Anh Huynh, Taylor Cherry, Elijah Perez, Gerardo Cortez Lopez, Marilyn Mcgee, Andrei Mallari
  • Carmenita Gay, Faculty Champion

 

 

Ed W. Clark High School

  • Project: A Better Tomorrow
  • Category: Health and Wellness- Small Team
  • Team Leader: Luz Meily Pereida
  • Team Members: Emily Corona and Stacie Avalos
  • Luanne Wagner, Faculty Champion

 

 

 

 

 


2019-20 Gratitude Awards Recipients

CP Squires Elementary School

  • Project: “Baby’s Bounty”
  • Category: Human Kindness- Large Team
  • Team Co-Leaders: Ximena Perez, Mya Vargas
  • Team Members: Eisley Barber, Clarhisse Mae Castillo, Monzerrat Chavez, Jhoana Cruz Corona, Perla Cruz Corona, Alyssa Escobar, Amanda Espana, Alyssa Esquer, Pricila Gallegos Franco, Yaquilin Brito Franco, Arturo Gonzalez, Miguel Gonzalez, Adilene Guillermo Huerta, Elizabeth Johnson, Annalysse Jones, Amberly Montelongo, Vaniety Moraga, Makayla Mota, Alondra Gomez Nava, Monzerrat Gomez Nava, Aaron Ortiz, Alieni Perez, Mauriah Preston, Briseyda Rodriguez, Valeria Romero, Jazmyne Camero Saenz, Elizabeth Martinez Sanchez, Natalaie Sanchez, Colin Suciu, Angelee Vaca, Kimberly Vaca, Janelle Valdovinos, Melaynie Zarceno
  • Jeff Field, Darci Miller, Denise Vasconcellos, Faculty Champions

 

 

Ed W. Clark High School

  • Project: “Clark Wellness Center”
  • Category: Health and Wellness- Small Team
  • Yoselin Esparza, Team Leader
  • Katlyn Engberg, Member
  • Alondra Lera, Member
  • Luanne Wagner, Faculty Champion

 

LAS VEGAS ACADEMY

  • Project: “Bus Transportation Savers”
  • Category: Education- Small Team
  • Zachary Fried, Team Leader
  • Samuel Morgan, Member
  • Kameron Salek, Member
  • Stacy Miller, Faculty Champion

 

 

 

 

LAS VEGAS ACADEMY

  • Project: “Home is Where the Art Is”
  • Category: Human Kindness- Small Team
  • Airius Fa’afiu, Team Leader
  • Adriana Orchard, Member
  • Juan Rubio, Member
  • Kate Vannoy, Member
  • Saein Yin, Member
  • Stacy Miller, Faculty Champion

 

 

 


2018-19 Gratitude Awards Recipients

LAS VEGAS ACADEMY

  • Project: “Pawsible Friends”
  • Category: Animal Welfare- Small Team
  • Michaela Briggs, Team Leader
  • Marek Fialkiewicz, Member
  • Andrea Sigala, Member
  • Kanai Hager, Member
  • Gonzalo Martinez, Member
  • Mikella Larese, Member
  • Noah Agatstein, Member
  • Stacy Miller, Faculty Champion

LAS VEGAS HIGH SCHOOL

  • Project: “Helping the Homeless”
  • Category: Human Kindness- Small Team
  • Alvi Galindo and Britney Martinez, Co-Team Leaders
  • Dulce Saenz Guzman, Member
  • Katherin Mendoza, Member
  • Larina Ibarra, Member
  • Jonathan Flores, Member
  • Lisa Peltz, Faculty Champion

 

  • LAS VEGAS ACADEMY

  • Project: “Musicals in Schoolsicals”
  • Category: Education- Small Team
  • Night Kjenstad, Team Leader
  • Gerrard Larrieu, Member
  • Lizeth Campos, Member
  • Jacob Baltierra, Member
  • Absalon Flores, Member
  • Andrea Cates, Member
  • Hector Flores, Member
  • Stacy Miller, Faculty Champion

LAS VEGAS ACADEMY

  • Project: “Homeless Helpers”
  • Category: Health and Welfare- Small Team
  • Aaliyah Muhammad, Team Leader
  • Miho Okano, Member
  • Alexandra, Conner, Member
  • Angelica Manio, Member
  • Kendal Curtis, Member
  • Stacy Miller, Faculty Champion

2017-18 Gratitude Awards Recipients

EAST CAREER TECHNICAL ACADEMY- LEADERS IN TRAINING award-social-inequality-p

  • Project: “Social Inequality”
  • Category: Public Safety and Justice- Small Team
  • Veronica Rico, Team Leader
  • Ytxzae Enriquez, Member
  • April Sambrano, Member
  • Erica Mosca and Daniel Leyva, Faculty Champions

 

 

 

EAST CAREER TECHNICAL ACADEMY- LEADERS IN TRAINING award-thanksgiving-p

  • Project: “Thanksgiving Food Drive”
  • Category: Human Kindness- Individual
  • Odalys Vega, Individual
  • Erica Mosca and Daniel Leyva, Faculty Champions

 

 

 

 

LAS VEGAS ACADEMY una-vida

  • Project: “Una Nueva Vida”
  • Category: Human Kindness- Small Team
    • Monse Rodriguez, Team Leader
    • Adam Chapel, Member
    • Gabriel Estevez-IIanes, Member
    • Alejandra Sandoval-Rubio, Member
    • Isis Vargas, Member
    • Regina Zavala, Member
    • Stacy Miller, Faculty Champion

2016-17 Gratitude Awards Recipients

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  • Project: “PAL Pantry Drive”
  • Category: Human Kindness- Small Team
  • Alondra Grajeda-Rodriguez, Co-Leader
  • Joseph Gomez, Co-Leader
  • Lisa Peltz, Faculty Champion

 

 

 

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  • Project: “Peer Mentoring Program”
  • Category: Education- Small Team
  • Artesia Graham, Team Leader
  • Esmeralda Cabera, Member
  • Jiselle Mendoza, Member
  • Dianara Zaragoza, Member
  • Noah Zepeda, Member
  • Maria Vega, Faculty Champion

 

 

 


“This experience opened all of our eyes to the need in the immigrant community. We all realized how difficult it is for immigrants to come into our country and become citizens. We gained more knowledge from it, and we’re now advocating for the immigrants in our community. Proceeds from our project helped immigrants take free classes so that they, too, can become citizens.”

                                                            -Team Leader, Las Vegas Academy, 2017-2018