The Hometown Heroes of Peoria
Maylee Acosta has been named the Peoria Independent Hometown Hero in the Leader of Tomorrow category.

VIDEO: Acosta named Hometown Hero in Leader of Tomorrow category

Maylee Acosta says she’s not entirely sure where her passion for service was born but it certainly came to the forefront as a young girl at Sundance Elementary School when she would ask her …
Maylee Acosta has been named the Peoria Independent Hometown Hero in the Leader of Tomorrow category.

Get to know the newest Peoria Independent Hometown Hero

Maylee Acosta has been named the Peoria Independent Hometown Hero in the Leader of Tomorrow category.
ht to pass The Brandon Act, named after their son, who died of suicide while serving in the U.S.

Peoria family fights for mental health in military

A new law is one way to change things for the better in this country — that is, if lawmakers could agree on anything these days.
Sen. Mark Kelly speaks in support of the Brandon Act in Washington D.C.

VIDEO: Get to know the newest Peoria Independent Hometown Heroes

Teri and Patrick Caserta have been named the Peoria Independent Hometown Heros in the Health Care category.
Peoria High School science teacher Jeff Sears has been named the Peoria Independent Hometown Hero in the trailblazer category.

Peoria teacher introduces students to science

It was around the sixth grade when Diego Cardenas Rivera started to take an interest in STEM disciplines. At that time he became involved with the MESA program at Peoria High School. He learned about …
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