Thirty High School Seniors Awarded Service Honors

photo of Jordyn Bobbit

High school graduate Jordyn Bobbitt, Salem Academy, wears her Service Honors pin, given for her service with CAREcorps summer program and One Thousand Soles.

Photo of Lyssa Ibarra

Graduating high school senior Lyssa Ibarra, Blanchet Catholic School, wears her Service Honors pin for her service over multiple years with One Thousand Soles.

The City of Salem's Youth Development Services has released the list of 2020 Service Honorees to area high schools. Thirty 12th grade students representing six local campuses will receive the award this month.

Graduating seniors who have contributed a minimum of 40 hours of volunteer time and training to the City of Salem during their high school careers have earned a commemorative graduation sash pin and congratulatory letter from Mayor Chuck Bennett. This is the 3rd year the Youth Development Services' Teen Action Team (TAT) Initiative has sponsored the award.

High Schools represented include:  Blanchet Catholic, North Salem, McKay, McNary, Salem Academy, South Salem, Sprague, and West Salem. 

Teen volunteer time was devoted to one or more of the following City programs and events:

Salem Public Library, COUNTRY Financial Kids Relays Event, ILEAD Youth Leadership Summit, Human Rights Commission, Center 50+, One Thousand Soles Shoe Drive for Youth In-Need, Salem Police Cadet Program, TAT Service Leadership Clubs, Salem Riverfront Park Holiday Tree Lighting, and the CAREcorps program.

The TAT Initiative seeks to empower and equip young community members to partner with their peers, schools, businesses, nonprofits, and local government to create a more positive and healthy community while developing into service leaders.

For student interviews, email Laurie Shaw Casarez, Youth Outreach and Education Coordinator.

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2020 City of Salem Service Honors Recipients


Blanchet Catholic High School

Lyssa Ibarra


McKay High School

Andrew Kalmen

Ashley Flores Guzman

Carmen Martinez

Consuelo Martinez

Esther Rendon

Gabby Chavez

Ismael Hernandez

Jessica Garibay

Joshua Arce

Katia Rodriguez

Lucia Saldaña

Madison Bellman

Marlen Garcia

Raquel Marquez

Thuy-Tien Nguyen

McNary High School

Zahvia Stokes


North Salem High School

Ambar Ramirez Melendez


Salem Academy

Jordyn Bobbitt


South Salem High School

Angelo Arredondo Baca

David Alvarez

Emma Langford

Georgia McClorey

Mariana Barcenas Castillo

Rohan Seshadri

Tulsi Patel


Sprague High School

Talia Ruehr


West Salem High School

Camille Blake

Sam Toledo

Kevin Garcia

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Laurie Shaw CasarezYouth Development and Prevention CoordinatorCommunity Development Department
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