Soboba students recognized for academic achievements

Students receiving Silver Achievement awards July 25 are, from left, Agustin Salgado-Galvan, Luisa Rivera, Francisca Rivera, Frank Manuel Moreno, Jocie Yepa, So’a Nelson and Tatiana Briones. Valley News/Carlos Puma, Puma Images
Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians Special to Valley News The Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians held an Academic Achievement Awards Ceremony to celebrate its outstanding students from the 2020-2021 school year. Some of the recent graduates will pursue higher education while the middle- and high-school honorees will be starting back to school in a few short weeks. Soboba Tribal Executive Officer and master of ceremonies, Steven Estrada, welcomed all guests and offered a blessing for the students. Chairman Isaiah Vivanco introduced fellow council members Vice Chairwoman Geneva Mojado, Secretary Sally Moreno-Ortiz, Treasurer Daniel Valdez and Sergeant at Arms Kelli Hurtado. “We are proud to honor these students here today. Their strong commitment and steadfast dedication in pursuit o
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