The following nominees were named “Outstanding Young Californians” for 2008:

  • Daniel Brett Abril (nominated by Peggy Korecko of the Burbank Jaycees)
  • Robert J. Baxter (nominated by Robert Acherman of the Santa Monica Jaycees)
  • Shannah Leanne Compton (nominated by Max Haghighi of San Fernando Valley Jaycees)
  • Alisha Cruz (Nominated by Larry England, General Manager for Clarke Broadcasting, KVML-KZSQ-KKBN Radio)
  • Eric Michael Garcetti (Nominated by Heidi Mankoff, San Fernando Valley Jaycees)
  • Erin Gruwell (nominated by Trang Hoang, Orangewood Jaycees)
  • Jenny Ketchepaw (nominated by Diane Stacy of the Santa Clarita Valley Jaycees)
  • Atif M. Moon (Nominated by Munir Moon)
  • Jack Witt (nominated by Michael Higby, Past State President)
  • Paulo Younse (Nominated by Sarah Warisi of the Pasadena Jaycees)
  • Please visit the Official Outstanding Young Californian website for more details on the recipients and events.