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Monday, March 03, 2008

Garcetti Wins Major Honor

The California Junior Chamber Foundation announced Monday evening that Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti is among those chosen in the 2008 crop of Outstanding Young Californians.

The California Jaycees Foundation and California Junior Chamber annually select and honor Outstanding Young Californians. Each honoree is awarded the crystal OYC trophy. According to the organization the awards ceremony "dramatizes each winner's career in narrative form and provides a stage for the honorees to challenge and inspire California's youth." The awards ceremony will be held Saturday evening, April 5th, 2008 at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California.

The program is considered to be a preliminary for the United States Jaycees Ten Outstanding Young Americans (TOYA). Among past TOYA winners are Bill Clinton, Elvis Presley, Tony Robbins and George Stephanopoulos .

In addition to Garcetti, the other winners are:

Daniel Brett Abril, Programmer Analyst for Disney Corp
Robert J. Baxter, Western US Sales Representative for Photo-Sonics,
Shannan Leanne Compton, Partner Stanley L. Compton Insurance Services
Alisha Cruz, New Reporter/Anchor Clarke Broadcasting
Eric Michael Garcetti, President, Los Angeles City Council
Erin Gruwell, Distinguished Teacher in Residence, Cal State Long Beach
Jenny Ketchepaw, Branch Manager Telesis Community Credit Union
Atif M. Moon, Page Program, NBC
Jack Witt, President Witt Training and Consulting
Paulo Younse, Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey Higby! Is that the same award Alger got? HA HA HA! Garcetti. What a joek.

March 03, 2008 11:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Garcetti is not a self made man- he'd be a nobody without Daddy. How outstanding!

March 04, 2008 6:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Outstanding Young Californian award is a high honor. Winners at this level may be considered for the Ten Outstanding Young Americans (TOYA) by the United States Junior Chamber (Jaycees). Past TOYA recipients include many cultural and political luminaries such as the King of Rock ‘n Roll, Elvis Presley and former U.S. President Bill Clinton.

Congratulations to this year's Outstanding Young Californians!

The California Jaycees put on this event through their foundation. If you're 18 to 40 years and want leadership training and a great way to network professionally and socially, check out the Jaycees at their website:

If there is not a Jaycee chapter in your area, why not start one?

Thank you,
Robert Acherman
District 12 Governor
California Jaycees

March 04, 2008 2:06 PM  

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