The Democratic Club of North Santa Cruz County presented Miranda Aubry and Paris Shewfelt, both graduating seniors from SLV High School, with the Democratic Ideals Award for Outstanding Youth. The award recognizes students for civic mindedness, engagement and future civic aspirations. Aubry has worked to promote fairness and break down barriers between groups, as well as focusing on education about civic issues. Shewfelt has advocated for the environment and addressing the epidemic of gun violence.
In addition to a $500 cash award, each recipient received recognition certificates from 5th District Supervisor Bruce McPherson, State Assemblymember Mark Stone, and State Senator Bill Monning. Congresswoman Anna Eshoo also recognized their civic contribution by awarding each student with an American flag that was flown over the US Capitol in their honor. Congratulations to these outstanding youth leaders.