May 10, 2018 Celebrations

Sioux City Mayor’s Youth Commission recognizes Young Ambassadors

2018 Young Ambassadors

The Sioux City Mayor’s Youth Commission honored 40 students in grades 4-7 as Young Ambassadors last night at its annual recognition event.  The Young Ambassadors program honors students who demonstrate the six pillars of character in both school and the community.

All nominated students received recognition, a Young Ambassadors t-shirt, and gifts from area businesses and organizations.

From the nominations, ten students were selected to be mentored by members of the Sioux City Mayor’s Youth Commission, beginning in the fall.

Antonia Buryanek, Perry Creek Elementary

Luke Campbell, East Middle School

Aaliyah Davies, Mater Dei

Tanner Edwards, East Middle School

Madeline Farrens, Perry Creek Elementary

Adelaide Gasaway, West Middle School

Grace Hodge, North Middle School

Kayla-Marie Jabre, Mater Dei

Makenzie Rubida, Sunnyside Elementary

Jimmie Ware, West Middle School

To be eligible, the student had to be in grades 4-7 during the school year, enrolled in a Sioux City public or parochial school, reside in Sioux City, but attend a school outside of Sioux City, or be home schooled in Sioux City.

Recommendations were submitted by a teacher, family member, or anyone associated with the child who is aware of the child’s good character and service.

This program is a partnership between the City of Sioux City, Sioux City Mayor’s Youth Commission, and Siouxland CARES. To learn more about Siouxland CARES, please visit