Yerington High School senior to be honored by Northern Nevada Development Authority
Lyon County School District
Yerington High School senior Jakeline Guerrero Hernandez will be presented with the Northern Nevada Development Authority’s Silver State Award on March 31.
The award will be presented at NNDA’s annual Pioneer Awards to highlight outstanding businesses and individuals in the Sierra Region of Northern Nevada. The Silver State Award is given to the most outstanding youth in grades 9 through 12. Jakeline was nominated by the Yerington High School staff and administration.
“Our favorite characteristics of Jakeline are her kindness and appreciation for others, her confidence and her commitment to success. Jakeline works very hard to achieve her goals, is intelligent and responds to coaching. Jakeline is driven and is a role model in our school,” the nomination letter said.
In her four years at Yerington High School, Jakeline has enrolled in honors and AP courses and also has taken advantage of the Western Nevada College Jumpstart dual credit program. She’s ranked first in her class and has many extracurricular activities to complement her academic successes including the varsity soccer team, Student Senate, Future Health Professionals (HOSA), National Honor Society member and Link Crew, which works to make the transition from middle to high school smooth for underclassmen. At the state HOSA conference, Jakeline earned first place in Certified Nursing Assistance and qualified to compete in Nashville last summer.