Santa Ynez High senior aspires to serve in a police K-9 unit

Staff Report

The Santa Ynez Valley Elks, a local community organization, has joined forces with Santa Ynez High School to recognize Ivan Guerrero as their outstanding February Student of the Month. Ivan’s remarkable achievements and dedication to his academics, sports, and community service make him a deserving recipient of this prestigious award.

Throughout his high school career, Ivan has been a talented soccer player and has even earned the title of captain for the varsity soccer team this year. Additionally, Ivan is also a talented golfer and is on the high school golf team. Despite his busy schedule, Ivan still finds time to give back to his community by volunteering at the local Thanksgiving Food Bank. He also works at the Los Olivos Cafe, showing his dedication to balancing both his personal and professional responsibilities.

Ivan’s academic achievements are equally impressive, as he maintains a high GPA of 3.6 while juggling all of his extracurricular activities. He has ambitious plans for the future, including attending Santa Barbara City College to pursue a degree in criminal justice. His ultimate goal is to become a police officer and serve in the K-9 unit, making a positive impact in his community.

The Elks are proud to honor Ivan as their February Student of the Month and awarded him with a check for $100 during a March Elks Lodge meeting. Congratulations to Ivan on his remarkable accomplishments and for being a role model for others to follow. The Santa Ynez Valley Elks and Santa Ynez High School are honored to recognize such a deserving and accomplished young individual.