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One of Thunderbird's Own Honored with Award
Nineteen Phoenix high-school students were recognized Friday for their achievements in and out of the classroom during the 30th Outstanding Young Man and Young Woman awards.The award recipients included a male and female from each council district in Phoenix, and from that group is selected a citywide Young Man and Young Woman of the Year. Three students were also given honorary awards.Award winners were chosen by city officials and members of the Phoenix Rotary 100 and Soroptimist International in Phoenix.
Outstanding Young Man and Young Woman Award recipients
District 1
Tequasia Harris, a Washington High School student, was awarded for her involvement with community food banks and tutoring. She is planning a career in criminology.
Yash Patel, a Sandra Day O'Connor High School student, founded Project Fresh Start to educate the community about, and raise money for, Syrian refugees. He is planning a career in finance.
District 2
Rebecca Perez, a Horizon High School student, was awarded for her involvement with the school basketball team and creation of the ACE program at PVCC. She wants to be a lawyer and practice both in the United States and Mexico.
Robert Graham, a Pinnacle High School student, was awarded for his piano skills, academic drive and willingness to give back. In the future, he sees himself as a Navy SEAL.
District 3
Moriah Irving, a North Phoenix Preparatory Academy student, was awarded for her involvement in school senate and cross-country team. She hopes to one day work in the medical field.
Brett Budde, a Thunderbird High School student, was awarded for his high GPA and involvement in seven varsity sports. His goal is to become an orthodontist. Brett is captain on the varsity baseball team.  He has also just accepted a scholarship from TCU for diving