Each year, the PB Town Council bestows the Dan Froelich Youth Award for outstanding community service on middle school and high school students who have made positive contributions to the Pacific Beach community.
Congratulations to this year’s winners! We wish them all the best.
2019 Senior Award Winner: Xiu Mei Golden
Ms. Golden had a 4.4 GPA and graduated from Mission Bay High School with an International Baccalaureate degree.
She was involved with MBHS’s Key Club and Interact Club and volunteered numerous hours for events in Pacific Beach and other San Diego communities. These include BeachFest, the PB Holiday Parade, Taylor Branch Library, the Luau and Legends of Surfing Invitational Cancer benefit, charity runs/walks and other PB recreation events.
Ms. Golden plans to attend Macalester College in Minnesota, where she will major in neuroscience; eventually she hopes to work in research or enter medical school.
2019 Middle School Award Winner: Lily Moore
Ms. Moore is a young person who gets what a community is all about, and how she can make it better. She works every week with an equine therapy horse ranch in Lakeside, helping autism/cerebral palsy patients with responsibility, self confidence, problem-solving skills, and self control, helping them to live a more successful life. She also helps care for the horses by grooming, feeding, and the most fun part, which is mucking out the stalls!
In addition, Ms. Moore is active in her church’s choir, where she plays guitar and sings.
In her own words: “I get to spend numerous hours with inspiring women who encourage me to be the best version of myself.”
Ms. Moore is very involved with her school, in sports, student government, and fund raising. Her idea of being a responsible citizen is as simple as helping a friend in need, distributing food to the homeless, picking up trash at the beach, or even helping an elderly person get an item from the shelf at the store.