Ian Jakubowski DAR

Buckeye Union High School student Ian Jakubowski hopes to become an emergency room physician or oncologist.

The Buckeye Valley Daughters of the American Revolution and Buckeye Union, Estrella Foothills and Youngker high schools chose three students as the 12th annual DAR Good Citizens.

“The Buckeye Valley DAR is very proud of these young people,” said Linda Hardison of the Buckeye Valley DAR. Each Good Citizen received a pin, certificate and a monetary gift.

Buckeye Union High School’s Good Citizen is senior Ian Jakubowski, the son of Chad and Sarah Leas. Jakubowski has a heart for volunteering, especially as a sound/video technician for his church, First Southern Baptist Church in Buckeye. He is a member of National Honors Society (NHS) and FBLA and will pursue a physiology degree at UA this fall. He hopes to work as an emergency room doctor or oncologist.

Youngker High School senior Mersadez Bowen was chosen as well. A member of the NHS and student council, Bowen is active in volleyball, basketball, softball and track. This fall, she will study business and computer science at Ottawa University, where she will also play volleyball. Bowen is one of Keith and Kristen Custard’s three children.

Puerto Rico-born Elaine D. Egipciaco Hernandez is Estrella Foothills High School’s Good Citizen. The daughter of Edwin Egipciaco and Ingrid Hernandez, Hernandez is a member of HOSA: Future Health Professionals, the Interact Club and NHS. After studying sports medicine for two years, she is enrolled in sports medicine practicum. She will attend ASU’s downtown Phoenix campus, where she will study kinesiology. She plans to enter the medical field or work as a physical therapist.