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Life In The Vandenberg Village Lions Den
eremy Hicks and Eli Pellot were the guest speakers at a recent Rotary Club of Vandenberg Village
meeting. They are both juniors at Cabrillo High School. They recently attended the RYLA (Rotary
Youth Leadership Awards) camp and talked about their personal reflections and experiences.
RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) is a life-changing leadership training program for young
men and women where leadership skills and principles are learned, developed and enhanced in an
atmosphere of trust and respect.
Jeremy talked about the group activities they
were assigned too. He said being paired in diverse groups, men
and women, was very impactful. Some of the discussions were
about diversity, character, morals, and ethics. The interesting he
said is listening to the different perspectives on these topics.
Jeremy talked about a personal self reflection of pushing for a
dream. He said during his upcoming senior year, he wants to focus
on a basketball camp for his senior project.
Eli talked about the Rotary Youth Exchange and connecting
with those students. Exchange students learn a new language, dis-
cover another culture, and become global citizens. By connecting
with exchange students, there is an opportunity to build relations
with young people around the world.
Eli talked about his personal reflection about diversity. He
said everyone has personal problems, and when we listen to oth-
ers from diverse backgrounds, emotions play a part in this. When
talking to people, it can change how they express their emotions
because of what people go through.
The Rotary Club of Vandenberg Village and Guest’s thanked Jeremy and Eli for and informative talk.
Rotary Club of Vandenberg Village
to the adverse effects of offshore oil production in Santa
The Aquarium has previously received six CREF
awards, totaling $459,144. Since 1986, the Cabrillo High
School Aquarium has worked to promote stewardship of
our oceans through a hands-on, cross-curricular, project-
based learning environment. The Aquarium’s current 6,000
square foot facility opened in 2002 and now features over
20 live and static displays, maintained and hosted by Ca-
brillo High School students. The program welcomes over
7,000 visitors annually. Regular Aquarium updates can be
found on the Aquarium’s Facebook page.
Cabrillo High School Aquarium
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obyn Soh is the recipient of the Vandenberg Village Lions Club Scholarship
award of $500. She has been accepted at University of Washington in Seattle
where she will pursue studies in aeronautical and astronautical engineering.
obyn plans to enter the Air Force through ROTC and hopes to work in spaceflight en-
gineering on a Mars mission, which has interested her since elementary school. Robyn
told us, “Growing up in the Air Force community has inspired me to pursue a future
in which I serve others and perform with excellence in all that I do.” For the summer,
Robyn will continue tutoring high school students in math and enjoying her hobbies of
playing tennis and playing the guitar.
Samuel Ricci is the recipient of the Lion Billy Hollopeter Memorial Scholarship award
of $500. This scholarship is earned by the individual who most exemplifies the Lion’s
commitment to community service in addition to reaching high academic achievement. Samuel will attend the University
of California in Santa Barbara where he
will major in history with minor studies
in anthropology and education. He plans
to continue with a master’s degree and
acquire a teaching credential. Sam told
us, “I hope to be active in California’s fu-
ture of education, and perhaps become a
part of our history myself.” Sam is busy
this summer working, spending time with
friends, and enjoying his family’s three
pug dogs before he goes off to college.
Our Cabrillo High School senior win-
ners and their parents attended the Van-
denberg Village Lions Club luncheon on
June 13, inspiring us all with their enthu-
siasm and community spirit.
Pictured: Lion Greta Nash,
Scholarship Chairwoman, Samuel
Ricci and Robyn Soh
2019 VANDENBERG VILLAGE LIONS SCHOLARSHIPWINNERS
by Lion Greta Nash