Mayor's Top Teens

Leonardo Yalung

Grade: 12th
School: Central Catholic



A tireless and incredibly productive volunteer in his church group and the community, Leonardo Yalung has beaten the odds. Even a difficult home life and strong gang influence could not stop Leonardo from becoming a strong role model.

No matter how you look at it, Leonardo is an amazing success story. He has placed seventh in the State of California in last year’s State Speech and Debate Tournament. As a CSF Honor student, Leonardo is very involved in school government. He is currently Captain of the Speech and Debate Team, and is a leader in cross country running as well as in student ministries.

His nominating teacher says of Leonardo, “You will never meet a more humble student than Leo Yalung.” Nor will you meet a more deserving young man to be named one of this year’s Mayor’s Top Teens.


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