BBB invites high school students to warn peers about scams 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 in San Diego and Imperial counties to participate in its 2013 Student Ambassador program. Sponsored by Union Bank, the BBB’s Student Ambassador program is a speakers bureau where high school students deliver speeches to their peers on how to be smarter consumers and protect themselves from scams and fraud.
The BBB said students who deliver the most speeches can earn scholarship money for college. In addition, the BBB said its Student Ambassador program is a personal growth opportunity for students to add public speaking skills to their resume and learn to overcome fears of public speaking. Deadline to apply for this year’s Student Ambassador program is Friday, Feb. 15. For more information, visit, or contact Brenna Simon, BBB Student Ambassador coordinator,, (858) 496-2131.
In 2012, La Mesa resident Garrett Barclay, a student at St. Augustine High School, shared a $1,000 scholarship with two other students after the trio delivered eight speeches to 231 students.