Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad Executive Director Kelly Morrison Pop, far right, congratulated Lleymi Cruz, left, as Village Branch Employee of the Year and Eddie Canales, center, as La Costa Branch Employee of the Year at the club’s ninth annual Super Star Recognition dinner. Since first working at the Village Branch five years ago, Cruz has exuded a great spirit and leadership potential. A devoted employee who cares about her job and the children she is responsible for, she wears a lot of different hats, but is officially responsible for SMART Girls and arts programming. Canales has been with the club in some capacity for more than 20 years. “The club members absolutely love Eddie,” said Jim Salvia, La Costa Unit Director. “He is always upbeat and positive.” Canales is responsible for the Triple Play program.