Baptism of Andrew Samaniego

This past sunday, I had to honor and previlege to have my son, Andrew, baptised at Unity of Yucaipa. It was a beautiful ceremony. His Godparents were our minister Rev. Suzanne Leonard and our good friend, Eamonn McGloin. They have and will continue to be achors in Andrew's life.

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Grand Canyon

This past holiday weekend we had the opportunity to go on a family trip to the Grand Canyon with Redlands Boy Scout Troop 11. It was the very first time personally and first time for my entire family to see this amazing wonder of the world.

Word cannot describe how beautiful this place is, and I know it is one the things you need to see in your lifetime.

 

My son will be going to Naval Academy

My son received his "Big Fat Envelope" on Valentines day.  He will be attending the United States Naval Academy as part of class 2019 upon completion of prep program..

He received a letter from Dean of Admission that he will be part of United States Naval Academy Preparatory School for class of 2015. 

As a parent I cannot be any prouder for his accomplishment for the hard work he did the last 4 years trying to achieve this goal.

My son, Andrew Samaniego Keynote Speaker at BSA Awards

My son spoke at the California Inland Empire Council’s Annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner last night the Moreno Vally Conference and Recreation Center he did amazing job and was given a standing ovation after his speech, titled, "What Being an Eagle Scout Means to Me."

 

Andrew Samaniego Appointed To Yucaipa Youth Commission

Last week, my son Andrew Samaniego received a phone from the City of Yucaipa.

"We would like you to come to our City Council meeting on Monday and please wear your "Eagle Scout" Uniform." said the City Staff Member.

Although we where curious why the City wanted him to wear a boy scout uniform, as a scouting parent you are kinda used to having to attend many different functions where your son needs to wear a uniform.

Well, last night came around and we noticed a few other high school students at the City Council meeting.

A few minutes later, Mayor Hoyt of Yucaipa had announced the next item on the agenda was the appointment of the new Yucaipa Youth Commission members for the next  12 months for the City of Yucaipa.

Andrew was one of the students that had been appointed on the Yucaipa Youth Commission, to deal with and discuss youth issues with the City Council.

Is this the beginning of a bigger vision of his in serving in public office? 

Maybe?

I know his primary goal right now is to be accepted into the United States Naval Academy and becoming an officer in either the Navy or Marines. 

They world is oyster to accomplish whatever he decides to do. 

I am extremely proud of this young man and his motivation to accomplish his goals.

Dad