In past years, the Genoa Lions Club has hosted the 12 recipients of the Genoa-Kingston School District Citizen of the Year Award and their parents to a dinner and award ceremony in April.
The evening included dinner, a brief greeting from the G-K schools superintendent and a ceremony with principals and teachers introducing each student.
Unfortunately, the event was canceled this year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic stipulations from the state. A congratulatory letter and Citizen of the Year medal was sent to each student.
The Genoa Lions and the school district recognize the following students as Citizens of the Year.
First grade: Audrey Gerl, daughter of Michael and Kristalyn Gerl
Second grade: Gabriella Jensen, daughter of Bryan and Angela Jensen
Third grade Owen Peterson, son of Chad and Kelly Peterson
Fourth grade: Scarlet Rocha, daughter of Jim and Susana Rocha
Fifth grade: Mathew Nevarez, son of Luis and Marianne Nevarez
Sixth grade: Mariana Osorio, daughter of Pascual Osorio and Lucia Serrano
Seventh grade: Grace Frederick, daughter of Travis and Kelly Frederick
Eighth grade: Ava Wells, daughter of Ron and Amy Wells
Ninth grade: Johanna Langton, daughter of John and Jennifer Langton
10th grade: Giovanni Bianchi, son of Richard and Laura Bianchi
11th grade: Kaitlyn Jerbi, daughter of Philip and Kathy Jerbi
12th grade: Owen Simmons, son of Chet and Karen Simmons