Great Young Citizen Program
The City formally adopted the Great Young Citizen program in 1995. The program recognizes exemplary scholarship, citizenship and service to the community with an award presented in a ceremony at a Gresham City Council meeting.
Award winners are chosen based on their ability to maintain good grades, demonstrate a positive attitude and be involved in their community.
The City is proud to honor these young people for their generous commitment to others and for the fine example they set.
Reynolds Learning Academy student Fernando Contreras was recognized as a Great Young Citizen in April, 2013. Fernando was described by school Principal Justin McCauley as a "bright, friendly, young man who has taken advantage of the opportunity presented to him and is on the pathway to a very successful future."
In addition to holding a high GPA, Fernando has also had nearly perfect attendance this year.
After high school, Fernando hopes to study culinary arts and become a chef.
Other Great Young Citizens in 2013
- Andrew Larson, Reynolds High School
- Hawwi Chako, Centennial High School
For more information about the Great Young Citizen program, contact Susanjoy Baskoro at Susanjoy.Baskoro@GreshamOregon.gov.