The Hometown Heroes of Peoria
Mike Heath has been named the 2022 Peoria Independent Hometown Hero in the Volunteer category. Here he is with Alice Wilson, a homebound senior citizen. Part of his volunteer work includes running errands such as picking up groceries and other items for homebound individuals.

VIDEO: Continuing the spirit of outreach in Peoria

Peoria resident Mike Heath came to know the spirit of outreach as a boy watching his father, Charles, who owned and operated a Standard Oil/Chevron gas station, donate his free time to several organizations and help people with advice on car repairs.
Mike Heath

Get to know the newest Peoria Independent Hometown hero

Mike Heath has been named the Peoria Independent Hometown Hero in the volunteer category.
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.
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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