JESSICA Van Bueren, a senior at Liberty High School in Colorado Springs, has been named one of the “Best and Brightest of 2014” by The Gazette newspaper. Twenty high school seniors from the Pikes Peak region were selected for the honor.
Judged by a panel of 11 community members, the students were recognized for their academic achievements and their contributions to their communities and schools.
The “Best and Brightest” publication is in its 24th year.
Van Bueren has received awards for her leadership skills, academic achievements and volunteer contributions.
Since her Bat Mitzvah, she has been active in the scouting world both as a Girl Scout and with the Venture Scouts.