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Riverside recognizes “25 Most Remarkable Teens”

For 17 years, the Riverside Youth Council (RYC) has awarded 25 of the city’s teenagers, “Most Remarkable Teen.”

On Tuesday, in a ceremony hosted in the Riverside City Council Chambers, RYC recognized this year’s honorees. RYC was founded in 2004 and is coordinated in partnership between the mayor’s office and the Riverside Police Department. The youth council was established to give Riverside students an opportunity to develop leadership abilities and use their voice to plan public policies that affect the lives of young Riversiders.

Over the next several weeks, we will highlight this year’s “Most Remarkable Teens” who were awarded for their excellence in academics, athletics, arts and culture, community involvement, leadership and other notable achievements.

2021 Riverside’s 25 Most Remarkable Teens:

Edwin Dominguez, Ramona High School; Arisbeth Herrera-Islas, Ramona High School; Francisca Castaneda Gonzalez, Ramona High School; Juleen Erives, King High School; Eileen Solorzano, Ramona High School; Shayda Abdurahman, Hillcrest High School; Allison Fischang, La Sierra High School; Jonathan Arredondo, Ramona High School; Eric Bi, King High School; Jazmin Diaz-Maldonado, Arlington High School; Allison Bushong, King High School;Emmalea Ma, Poly High School; Vivian Shepherd Mayen, Norte Vista High School; Moncerrat Garcia, Ramona High School; Elizabeth Martinez-Gonzalez, Ramona High School; Emma Alexander, Ramona High School; Cam Mundy, Poly High School; Steve Deras-de Leon, La Sierra High School; Amerie Negrette, Lincoln High School; Kiana Mendoza, Raincross High School; Cerrena Rosas, North High School; Ariana Molkara, Poly High School; Joe Merickel, STEM; Solomen Ortiz, North High School; Raleigh Paunil, St. Catherine’s of Alexandria High School.