• Occupation: Pilot and mechanic
• Hometown: Victoria
• Why honored: L.J. "Lou" Svetlik has dedicated his life to helping children. As a grandpa, husband, father and mentor, he has served as the rock of his family. He has dedicated many years to the Victoria ISD school board as a trustee and has also served in a leadership role on the Victoria Livestock Show board of directors while also operating his own business, Centerline Aero. His selfless dedication to family and the youth of Victoria County makes him uniquely qualified to be an "Everyday Hero."