DPHS Junior Layla Landeros is the 2017 Goleta Teen of the Year

Dos Pueblos High School junior Layla Landeros was crowned the 2017 Goleta Teen of the Year at a ceremony Sunday night at Glen Annie Golf Club. Cindy Diaz, a senior at Dos Pueblos High School, was named runner-up. Get all the details by clicking here for coverage from Noozhawk, the freshest news in Santa Barbara.

2017 Goleta Teen of the Year: Layla Landeros

Runner Up: Cindy Diaz
Dos Pueblos High School

Rotary Club of Goleta Noontime Announces Six Goleta Teen of the Year Finalists for 2017

The Rotary Club of Goleta Noontime has announced the selection of six finalists for 2017 Goleta Teen of the Year honors.

The initial group of teens has been narrowed to six exceptional finalists. These six teens will be interviewed by a panel of community leaders on Sunday, March 12. The panel will select a winner and runner-up after considering the teen’s application, their participation in the Teen of the Year events, their overall record of community service, the quality of a required written essay, and their performance at a panel interview on at the Goleta Valley Community Center on March 12.

The recipient of this year’s Teen of the Year award will be revealed at a special evening presentation on Monday, March 20, at Glen Annie Golf Club’s Frog Bar and Grill.The winner will be awarded a $2500.00 college scholarship. All finalists will receive a monetary award and other acknowledgments, including designation of a community charity for donations from the Rotary Club of Goleta Noontime.

The six finalists will also attend a regular lunch meeting of the Rotary Club of Goleta Noontime on Tuesday, March 14, where they will each present a summary of their participation in the competition and share their plans for college and careers. Members of the community are welcome to attend the Rotary Club Lunch meeting by clicking here to make an RSVP by email.

The six finalists (in alphabetical order) for 2017 are:


Seneca Bohley
Junior at Dos Pueblos High School


Cindy Diaz
Senior at Dos Pueblos High School


Gabriela Goldberg
Senior at San Marcos High School


Amanda Hagen
Senior at Dos Pueblos High School


Layla Landeros
Junior at San Marcos High School

Susanna Sinclair
Junior at Dos Pueblos High School

2017 Goleta Teen of the Year Candidates Announced

Thirteen applicants have been named in the Annual Goleta Teen of the Year Community Service Award Program. The high school senior Teen of the Year candidates will begin working toward selection as Goleta Teen of the Year this on February 9 with a visit to Alpha School and on February 12 with a presentation of a 2-3 minute activity designed to showcase their interests in and support for local charitable or service organizations.

Other upcoming activities on the candidates’ calendar by are available by clicking here.

This year’s candidates are:


Seneca Bohley
Junior at Dos Pueblos High School


Brian Borgatello
Junior at Bishop Garcia Diego High School


Cindy Diaz
Senior at Dos Pueblos High School


Selene Dominguez
Senior at San Marcos High School


Olivia Epstein
Senior at Dos Pueblos High School


Kai Faulkner
Senior at San Marcos High School


Gabriela Goldberg
Senior at San Marcos High School


Amanda Hagen
Senior at Dos Pueblos High School


Josh Hurd
Senior at San Marcos High School


Layla Landeros
Junior at San Marcos High School


Brandi Melendez
Senior at San Marcos High School


Daniel Missoff
Senior at Dos Pueblos High School

Susanna Sinclair
Junior at Dos Pueblos High School

Nominations Closed for
2017 Goleta Teen of the Year

Rotary Club of Goleta Noontime Announces
Nomination Window for 2017 Goleta Teen of the Year

The Goleta Teen of the Year Community Service Award Program is no longer accepting nominations for Goleta Teen of the Year for 2017. The deadline for nominations was January 14, 2017. This program, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Goleta Noontime, recognizes male and female teens for their contributions to the Goleta community. Scholarship funds are awarded to all Finalists, plus a donation is given to non-profit charities selected by each Finalist.

To be qualified, candidates must be a junior or senior at Dos Pueblos, San Marcos, Bishop Diego or Laguna Blanca High School (or an accredited home school) with a minimum GPA of 2.75. He/she must live in the zip code areas of 93110, 93111, 93117 or 93118, and must contribute to community, school, youth group, church, service clubs or other non-profit organizations. The candidate must be willing to commit enthusiastically to serving as Goleta’s Teen of the Year through November 2017.

Funds for scholarships are provided by the Goleta Rotary Club’s annual 4th of July Fireworks Festival at Girsh Park as well as donations from local businesses and the Goleta Chamber of Commerce, raffle ticket sales, and booth proceeds from the Goleta Lemon Festival and the Annual Rotary Fireworks Festival.

The nomination form is available here in PDF format and here in WORD format.

How to submit a nomination

If you would like to submit a nomination for a Goleta Teen of the Year Candidate, download the nomination form here in PDF format and here in WORD format.

Print a hard copy of the form. After completing the form you may submit it for consideration by either method below:

  1. Mail the completed form to:
    Goleta Teen of the Year Community Service Program
    P.O. Box 164
    Goleta, CA  93116
  2. Scan the completed form to a PDF format and email it as an attachment to <connieburns12@hotmail.com>