Elementary Graduates Receive American Legion Award

The American Legion School Award Program has been honoring students for almost a century with its American Legion Outstanding Boy and Outstanding Girl awards. While these accolades are often promoted at the high school level, they are given at the elementary and middle school levels as well.

This year, 18 graduating fifth grade students in the Comal Independent School District were honored with the American Legion Award for exemplifying the six qualities that define character: courage, honor, leadership, patriotism, scholarship and service.

Candidates for the award are voted on by the school’s faculty and members of the candidates’ graduating class through secret ballot. The local Legion post involved with the school makes the final selection based upon recommendations from students and faculty.

This year’s graduating fifth grade honorees are the following individuals:

Arlon Seay Elementary

  • Outstanding Boy – Landon Magadance
  • Outstanding Girl – Brooklyn Howell
  • Outstanding Boy Runner-Up – Layne Lemoine
  • Outstanding Girl Runner-Up – Kasadee Daly

Clear Spring Elementary

  • Outstanding Boy – Rylin Patterson
  • Outstanding Girl – Madison Martinez
  • Outstanding Boy Runner-Up – Alexander Villarreal
  • Outstanding Girl Runner-Up – Brook Boullion

Freiheit Elementary

  • Outstanding Boy – David Moeller
  • Outstanding Girl – Sasha Hunter
  • Outstanding Boy Runner-Up – Gabriel Szabo-Rojas
  • Outstanding Girl Runner-Up – Marley Martin-Mendoza

Garden Ridge Elementary

  • Outstanding Boy – Lawson Bergquist
  • Outstanding Girl – Katie Falcone
  • Outstanding Boy Runner-Up – Ezekiel Johnson
  • Outstanding Girl Runner-Up – Rebecca Jackson

Goodwin Frazier Elementary

  • Outstanding Boy – Donald Ramos
  • Outstanding Girl – Olivia Mengel
  • Outstanding Boy Runner-Up – Caden Outterson
  • Outstanding Girl Runner-Up – Ava Garcia

Hoffmann Lane Elementary

  • Outstanding Boy – Matthew Parker
  • Outstanding Girl – Natalee Huff
  • Outstanding Boy Runner-Up – Braden Koehler
  • Outstanding Girl Runner-Up – Kalleigh Stanush

Morningside Elementary

  • Outstanding Boy – Brendan Whitworth
  • Outstanding Girl – Gwyneth Lerma
  • Outstanding Boy Runner-Up – Gavin Davis
  • Outstanding Girl Runner-Up – Viviana Islas-Vela

Oak Creek Elementary

  • Outstanding Boy – Matthew McLeod
  • Outstanding Girl – Maylin McGinnis
  • Outstanding Boy Runner-Up – Aiden Martinez
  • Outstanding Girl Runner-Up – Emily Parks

Rebecca Creek Elementary

  • Outstanding Boy – Travis Slegers
  • Outstanding Girl – Gabriella Fory
  • Outstanding Boy Runner-Up – Brenan Hughes
  • Outstanding Girl Runner-Up – Abigail Lowth

Timberwood Park Elementary

  • Outstanding Boy – Gabe Perez
  • Outstanding Girl – Olivia Beltran



Comal ISD high school and middle school American Legion Award honorees may be found here.



-Clear Spring Elementary American Legion Outstanding Boy Rylin Patterson and Outstanding Girl Madison Martinez.

-Garden Ridge Elementary American Legion Outstanding Boy Lawson Bergquist and Outstanding Girl Katie Falcone.

-Hoffmann Lane Elementary American Legion Outstanding Boy Matthew Parker and Outstanding Girl Natalee Huff.

-Clear Spring Elementary American Legion Outstanding Boy Runner-Up Alexander Villarreal and Outstanding Girl Runner-Up Brook Boullion.

-Garden Ridge Elementary American Legion Outstanding Boy Runner-Up Ezekiel Johnson and Outstanding Girl Runner-Up Rebecca Jackson.

-Hoffmann Lane Elementary American Legion Outstanding Boy Runner-Up Braden Koehler and Outstanding Girl Runner-Up Kalleigh Stanush.


*Not all campuses choose to participate in the American Legion School Award Program.



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