Tom Schibusch, a sales/community representative for the Daily Press and Freedom High Desert, was named a Leaping Leader by Azusa Pacific University and K-FROG 103.1 Radio last Friday morning at the weekly Zank's Coffee Club event.


Donald Rucker, director of Azusa Pacific University's High Desert Regional Center, and K-Frog's Bill Pettus presented the award to Schibusch.


Schibusch was given the award for his many years of service to the Victor Valley community. This spring Schibusch will participate in his 33rd March of Dimes event, which he helps organize.


In 2005, Schibusch was named the Daily Press "Person of the Year." The Apple Valley native also has received the "Spirit of Freedom" award from Freedom Communications.


Leaping Leaders honors those who have leaped forward to make extraordinary contributions to our communities. The award is jointly presented by K-FROG and Azusa Pacific.