Four high school students received $500 Rick Novack Scholarships from the Hesperia Area Recreation District Foundation on Wednesday.


Kassandra Martinez from Hesperia Christian School and Cecilia Flores from Hesperia High School received recognition at the Hesperia Recreation and Park District meeting while the two other recipients, Ariel Peterson from Mojave High School and Amanda Oliver from Sultana High School, were unable to attend.


Foundation President Charlene Peters introduced Martinez and said that she plans to attend San Diego Christian College or California State University, San Bernardino, where she will major in elementary education. Martinez was a team captain of both Hesperia Christian's cross country and track and field teams for three years.


Flores said she plans to attend California State University, San Bernardino or California State University, Fullerton. She wants to become an elementary school teacher and eventually a principal. Flores also served as Hesperia High School's Associated Student Body President for the 2009-2010 school year.


"We were impressed with their applications," Peters said.


The Board of Directors also recognized the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for volunteering on May 8. Eighty volunteers from the church helped to install roofing on the dugouts at Lime Street Park to protect Little Leaguers from various weather conditions.