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Two SCV Jaycees recognized as 'Outstanding Young Californians'

Posted: March 17, 2009 7:04 p.m.
Updated: March 17, 2009 4:13 p.m.
The Santa Clarita Valley Jaycees are pleased to announce that two of its members have been recognized as Outstanding Young Californians for 2009.

Selected by the California Jaycee Foundation and California Junior Chamber, Jason Price and Courtney Bourdas Henn are part of an exclusive group of individuals recognized as "outstanding" for their commitment to challenge and inspire California's youth.

On Saturday, April 4 at the Irvine Marriott, the California Jaycees will celebrate the success of Jason and Courtney as well as the rest of this year's honorees, who include:

* Courtney Bourdas Henn, Executive Director of Mountasia Family Fun Center
Community Advocate - Valencia, CA

* Dustin Brown, Los Angeles Kings Hockey Player
Partners with KaBOOM! and active with Kings Care - Los Angeles, CA

* Imran Chaudhry, Regional Director of Operational Excellence Providence Health and Services Pasadena, CA

* Jason Klein Axe, Assistant United States Attorney
Reading to Kids Co-Founder - Pasadena, CA

* Danica McKellar, Actress
Mathematical Education Advocate - Los Angeles, CA

* Kristin Nevarez, Senior Attorney Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy
Community Advocate and Activist - Santa Clara, CA

* Jason Price, Multimedia Account Executive for The Signal
Community Advocate - Valencia, CA

* Steve Rutledge McShane, Owner/General Manager McShane's Nursery
Community Leader - Salinas, CA

* Jaysen Turner Sr., President FromTheHeartTechnologies (TM pending)
Developmentally Disabled Children Advocate - Fair Oaks, CA

This award has been given out for over 50 years by the California Jaycees. Some of the past honorees have included: Jenna Yeager, flight innovator; Dave Stewart, Oakland A's baseball player and "Sugar" Shane Mosley, professional boxer.

Past SCV Jaycees members to earn this honor include: Cameron Smyth, State Assemblyman; Kieran Wong, founder of the Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund; Jill Jackson, entrepreneur; Michael Owston, REP Artistic Director; and April Price and Jenny Ketchepaw, community advocates.

The Irvine Marriott Hotel is located at 18000 Von Karman, Irvine, CA 92612. There is a cocktail hour at 6:00 p.m. with the dinner/program beginning at 7:00 p.m. Dress is black tie optional.

Tickets may be purchased online at the California Jaycee website or Ticket prices are: $75.00 until March 25; $80.00 until April 1; and $85.00 if bought on-site.


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