TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) Seven people and organizations from around Idaho have been recognized for their volunteer service at a special awards ceremony in Boise. The Idaho Department of Labor announced the recipients of the Brightest Stars Award on Wednesday. A total of 79 individuals and organizations where nominated and honored, with seven from each category being handed the Brightest Star Award:

  • Business: Molina Medicaid Solutions of Idaho, Boise
  • Individual: Catherine Riddle, Idaho Falls
  • Individual 55+: Bette Stone, Craigmont
  • Nonprofit/Public Organization: Camp Rainbow Gold, Boise
  • Student: Graham Elder, Boise
  • Teacher/Professor: Ashton Elementary Teachers, Ashton
  • Veteran: Truman Stewart, Boise

All the nominations are made by fellow Idahoans and the division of the idaho Department of Labor, Serve Idaho, hands out the awards. The division promotes voluntary public service and volunteerism. Here is a list of people and organizations nominated from the Magic Valley area:

Nonprofit/Civic Organization:

  • College of Southern Idaho Refugee Center, Twin Falls
  • Opera Theatre Friends, Glenns Ferry


  • Jeremy Belliston, Canyon Ridge High School, Twin Falls
  • Adam Porth, Silver Creek High School, Blaine County


Individual 55+

  • Jan Lemcke, Hagerman