We're Honoring the Contributions of 2021 High School Seniors

High school seniors who volunteered for the City of Salem more than 30 hours in their high school years will receive special recognition from Mayor Chuck Bennett and a pin.

High school seniors who volunteered for the City of Salem more than 30 hours in their high school years will receive special recognition from Mayor Chuck Bennett and a pin.

We're honoring the contributions of 17 high school seniors from the Class of 2021 whose service included working for human rights, helping at youth relays, sharing their hopes for Salem's future, collecting shoes for classmates, and cultivated community gardens. Two completed the police cadet academy.

"It's extremely gratifying to know that we have such a dedicated group of young people who are genuinely investing time and energy to ensure their city is a better place for all," said Mayor Chuck Bennett in a letter to the students.

Eligible students contributed at least 30 hours of service during their high school careers in direct partnership with the City of Salem. In all, these teens worked with one or more of 17 City programs and initiatives through the Youth Development Services. They will receive Service Honors Recognition from the Mayor and a commemorative pin.

The City's Youth Development Services seeks to empower and equip young community members to serve alongside their peers and partner with local schools, businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies to create a more positive, safe and healthy community for everyone.

The awards were created at the request of West Salem High School's 2018 Teen Action Team Service Club to recognize young leaders.

2021 City of Salem Service Honors Recipients

Early College High School
Ayliah Millan
Cody Schmidt (Early Graduation)

McKay High School
Anna Dang
Felix Vital

South Salem High School
Annabella (Bella) Ramey
Brinsley Hammond-Brouwer
Jasmine Hernandez
Mackenna Petry
Nathan Schimdt
Olexsandr Dmitrichuk

Sprague High School
Conner Oakes

West Salem High School
David Bugarin Renteria
Iris Perez
Jazmine Osorio
Leslie Curiel
Vanessa Suarez
Zaira Vasquez

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