Tuesday, December 17, 2013

'Girl of Merit' is Mira Mesa High JROTC commander

One of ten San Diego young women to receive the Girls of Merit award at the recent Girls World Expo is Jessica Danga of Mira Mesa High.

Jessica Danga Danga, a senior, is the Air Force JROTC Wing Commander at Mira Mesa and said she was thrilled to receive the award.

"This is the second time in two years that a MMHS Wing Commander has received the award," she said. "This gives me an opportunity to help inspire young girls and enables me to give back while supporting the MMHS AFJROTC program in developing future leaders."

After graduating this summer, Danga is heading to San Diego State University and a major in kinesiology. She hopes to become a physical therapist when she has finished her education and training.

In 2012, Mira Mesa High School's Arnelle Sambile was named a 2012 Girl of Merit.

The Nov. 3 ceremony picked 10 girls from around the region. They're honored for their care about their family, their friends, and their community; because they give of themselves in order to better the lives of others; have care and compassion for others; and are strongly committed to excellence in all areas of their lives.

For more information on the Girls World Expo, check out its website.