Vista Ridge High School Navy JROTC

Vista Ridge High School Navy JROTC Honored with 16th RecognizeGood Lighthouse Award

RecognizeGood is proud to honor Vista Ridge High School Navy JROTC with our 16th RecognizeGood Lighthouse Award!

With the presentation of this award, RecognizeGood gives Vista Ridge High School Navy JROTC a heartfelt THANK YOU on behalf of the entire community. The Vista Ridge High School Navy JROTC has supported the greater Austin community since the start of the program in 2009, focusing both on support for local schools as well as community service volunteer hours. The organization offers cadets a diverse selection of volunteer opportunities, emphasizing to students that there are many ways to give back to the community. The Vista Ridge High School Navy JROTC has supported many organizations including Ronald McDonald House Charities, the Central Texas Food Bank, the City of Cedar Park Veterans Memorial Park, Special Olympics Track & Field, and the Greater Austin Council of the U.S. Navy League. The group also assists with flag presentations at Texas Stars and Austin Spurs pregame ceremonies, as well as with multiple Color Guards for Vista Ridge and Rouse High Schools athletics. Over the last two years, the cadets of the Vista Ridge High School Navy JROTC raised thousands of dollars for organizations like the Dell Children’s Medical Center and Disabled American Veterans Austin. The Vista Ridge High School Navy JROTC serves as an inspiring example by recognizing the importance of charitable work as a foundation for building strong communities.

Matt Ache, president at award sponsor iRex Group, presented the organization with several thank-you gifts – a $250 donation, an award plaque, two tickets to the 2018 Ethics in Business & Community Award luncheon, and a pay-it-forward donation to Mobility Worldwide in the club’s name. A PET (Personal Energy Transportation) vehicle has also been donated in the club’s name. This recognition represented a sincere “Thank you!” from the Central Texas community for an amazing display of selfless service from the entire group at Vista Ridge High School Navy JROTC.

The RecognizeGood Lighthouse Award recognizes the selfless community efforts and philanthropy of Austin-area service clubs through length, magnitude or impact of service – by highlighting “special” organizations and telling their stories, we believe that others will be inspired to make our community a better place. Award nominees may be sent to, and are voted on by a selection committee according to the following criteria:

  1. Length of Service
  2. Magnitude of Service
  3. Special One-Time Event

This was the 16th RecognizeGood Lighthouse Award presented to an Austin-area service organization. Check out this and all previous Lighthouse awardees by clicking here. Thanks to Lighthouse program sponsor iRex Group, Ltd. for their generosity and active support of this program!

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RecognizeGood: THE Foundation (commonly known as simply RecognizeGood) is a local nonprofit that provides a means for individuals, businesses and other nonprofits to illuminate selfless volunteers, charitable acts and community service throughout the greater Austin area. There are several active RecognizeGood programs that work toward this mission from different angles, but the common theme is simple – the illumination of GOOD in our community.