Robin Fox, executive director of the Escondido History Center, presented a framed certificate in recognition of the first two Orange Glen High School’s Honored Students for the 2019 Escondido Legends award. Receiving the certificate in the photo is honoree Cael Patterson on behalf of classmate Daniella Sanchez and Orange Glen High School. Because of Covid-19 restrictions, the two met at the Santa Fe Train Depot in Grape Day Park. Traditional presentations were not available.
Cael Patterson was honored for his football achievements, academic excellence and service to Orange Glen High School and Escondido. He was awarded a $1,000 honorarium in the name of the Chick Embrey, 2019 Escondido Forever Legend. Daniella Sanchez was honored as the elected ASB Vice-President, a four year varsity tennis player and her exemplary service to her school and community. She was awarded a $1,000 honorarium in the name of Jack Raymond, 2019 Escondido Forever Legend. In October, 2019, these honorariums and seven additional 2019 Escondido Forever Legend awards to outstanding high school seniors in Escondido was made possible by funding of the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians.
The Escondido Legends Committee has selected, for the 2020 awards program, six Escondido Forever Legends and two Escondido Founding Legends. Eight new outstanding high school seniors will receive a $1,000 honorarium and other awards thanks to the donation by Jack Raymond.
Over the coming weeks a short biography of the 2020 Forever And Founding Legends will be presented. The Forever Legends for 2020 are George Cordry, Pete Coscarart, Robert Freeman, Sid Hollins, Jack Port and Jane Trussell. The 2020 Founding Legends are Juan Batista Alvarado and Gavy Cravath.