4th Annual N Factor Awards Set for Saturday

logo N Factor Awards 2015BY ROBYN EIFERTSEN
THE NATOMAS BUZZ | @natomasbuzz

The 4th annual N Factor Awards are slated for tomorrow from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The awards acknowledge and recognize Natomas residents, business people and organizations involved in the community. A dessert reception is scheduled to kick off the event 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to community members, nominees, friends and family. RSVP is requested.

Nominations are submitted by the community. All nominees will be recognized during the event. A panel of community leaders and business owners select each category’s winner, according to Mayor Pro Tem Angelique Ashby’s office, which spearheads the event.

Distinguished Service to Natomas
 nominees:

Anna Vue, Board – Inderkum IB
Amir Vojdani, Neighborhood Leader – River Oaks Community Association
Brandy Tuzon Boyd, Editor & Owner – The Natomas Buzz
Briza Trujillo – Lights of Tomorrow
Charles Husted – Sacramento Police Lieutenant, North Natomas
Charlie Leo – Natomas Charter School
Jason Hewitt – Sacramento Police Officer, North Natomas
John Parrinello – Heritage Park Neighborhood Watch Coordinator
Keyani Boyd, Volunteer – Front Street Animal Shelter
Lauro “Lui” Santamaria, Volunteer – Community
Norm Schurdell – The Pointe Church
Rachel Perry, President – Two Rivers PTA Board
Sumiti Mehta, Volunteer – North Natomas
Suzy Murray, Sacramento Public Library – North Natomas Branch

Exceptional Natomas Youth nominees:
Adidev Rooprai, Student – Heron School
Akshaj Mehta, Student – Natomas Charter School Star Academy
Danielle Lindo, Volunteer – District One Youth Advisory Committee
Fatima Hudson, Volunteer – District One Parks Leadership Academy for Youth
Isabel Gatdula, Volunteer – District One Parks Leadership Academy for Youth
Kaelyn Blizzard, Volunteer – District One Youth Advisory Committee
Karen Dhillon, Volunteer – District One Youth Advisory Committee
Martin Rubalcava, Volunteer – District One Youth Advisory Committee
Mateo Ramirez, Volunteer – Youth NextDoor Ambassador Program
Tanishq Abraham, Student – American River College
Tasiya Owens, Volunteer – Sacramento Public Library, North Natomas Branch

Outstanding Service to Natomas Youth nominees:
Amy Stockton, Teacher – Witter Ranch Elementary
Bill Wroe, Head Custodian – Witter Ranch Elementary School
Charles Husted, Lieutenant – Sacramento Police Department
Charles Melvin, Coach – Various Natomas Youth Sport
s
Charlie Leo, Co-Founder, Operations Director – Natomas Charter School
Charlisa Hudson, Volunteer – Valley Oak Park
Chris & Teresa Evans, Members – Adventure Christian Church
Creed Larrucea, Sacramento North Soccer Club – Inderkum High School
Deborah Morales, Secretary – H. Allen Hight Elementary School
Ed Garcia, Founder – Let’s Get Movin!
Glenn Fong, Volunteer – Two Rivers Elementary School
Jennifer Martin, Teacher – Westlake Charter School
Jenifer Wilhelm, Principal – Westlake Charter Middle School
John Eick, Executive Director – Westlake Charter School
Judi Boston, Resident Services Community Coordinator – Willow Glen Apartment
Lilia Vasquez, Natomas High School Resource Officer – Sacramento Police Department
Lucas Perretti, Chief Umpire – North Natomas Little League
Mary Hawkins, Teacher – Witter Elementary School
Megan People, Teacher – Westlake Charter School
Robert Plummer, Volunteer – Natomas High School Booster Club
Scott Fitzgerald, Director of Student Affairs – Leroy Greene Academy
Sumiti Mehta, Volunteer – Natomas Charter School Star Academy, Boy Club of Natomas
Terry Webber, Volunteer – Natomas Charter School Star Academy
Tiffany Millen, Founder – Natomas Homeschool Alliance
Tina Arroyo, Volunteer – The Walking School Bus

Couldn’t Have Done it Without You nominees:
Amir Vojdani, Vice President – River Oaks Community Association
Bill Wroe, Head Custodian – Witter Ranch Elementary School
David and Pamela Harris, Pastor – The Pointe Church
Dennis Spear, Publisher & Creative Director – N Magazine
Jeremy Pisanic, Youth Ministry Volunteer – The Point Church
Leslie Rubalcava, Volunteer – H. Allen Hight PTA & Inderkum High School PTSA
Norm Schurdell – The Pointe Church
Torres family, Juan, Rita, Raul, Joaquin, and Maria – Natomas Unified School District
Witter Ranch – 6th Grade Teachers

The N Factor is sponsored by Mayor Pro Tem Angelique Ashby’s office, state Senator Dr. Richard Pan, the Natomas Chamber of Commerce, Walmart, and N Magazine.

The event will be at the Benvenuti Center for Performing Arts, 4600 Blackrock Drive.


To attend the event RSVP here.

N Factor Awards Ceremony 2015