BBB invites high school students to speak about ethics and earn a scholarship

June 17, 2024 – Our town took a magical trip down memory lane today. The Model T Ford Club of America rolled into town for their 2024 National Tour. 

Dozens of these magnificent Model T’s lined our streets. It felt like stepping back in time.

The visitors took a stroll through our town’s rich history, from the old Lakeside Inn, the Auto Speedway route, made famous by racing legend Barney Oldfield, to our charming historic buildings and homes.

The Lakeside Historical Society opened their doors, welcoming everyone to explore the chapel, museum, Gift Shop, and the Speedway monument. It was a little slice of the past brought back to life.

Their visit was short, but the memories will last a lifetime. A huge thank you to the Model T Ford Club of America for stopping by and making the day in our hometown so special.

The San Diego Better Business Bureau (BBB) is inviting high school juniors and seniors to participate in its 2012 Student Ambassador program, which is a volunteer speakers bureau where high school students deliver speeches to their peers on how to be smarter consumers and protect themselves from scams and fraud. Students who deliver the most speeches between March and May will be eligible to receive a cash scholarship of $2,500, $1,500 or $1,000. Deadline for submittal of applications is Wednesday, Feb. 8.

Now in its seventh year, the BBB’s Student Ambassador program is open to any junior or senior who attends an accredited high school in San Diego or Imperial counties. Applications are available at (on the BBB homepage, click “For Consumers,” find “Programs and Services,” and then click “Scholarship Opportunities”). For more information about the BBB’s Student Ambassador program, contact Andy Ramos, BBB Marketing and Special Events Assistant, at (858) 637-6199, extension 324, or send an e-mail to  Students will be trained on Saturday, Feb. 18 with a BBB-scripted speech, which includes information on such topics as spending with a credit card, budgeting, using a cell phone wisely and identity theft.