25th Annual Dorothy O. Finley Oustanding Teen Citizen Awards
The Metropolitan Education Commission’s Youth Advisory Council/Tucson Teen Congress (YAC/TTC), in partnership with Tucson Parks and Recreation, are pleased to announce the 25th Annual Dorothy O. Finley Outstanding Teen Citizen Awards.
Established in 1994, the Outstanding Teen Citizen Awards are designed to recognize ten youth who have met the criteria in one or more of the following categories:
- Between the ages of 13 and 19
- Has overcome significant hardships
- Dedicated time to community service
- Demonstrated positive leadership
- Seen as a “Comeback Teen” i.e., an individual who has persevered through challenges and still achieved academic, social, and/or personal success.
The ten youth were selected by a committee of YAC/TTC students, and they will be formally recognized at the Metropolitan Education Commission’s 29th Annual Crystal Apple Awards Luncheon to be held at the Desert Diamond Hotel & Casino on Friday, April 26, 2019. In addition, one of the ten winners will be the recipient of the prestigious Crystal Apple Youth Award presented at the luncheon.
The Outstanding Teen Citizens will be recognized with Certificates of Merit by the Tucson Mayor and City Council at the Tuesday, April 23rd Tucson Mayor & Council meeting, starting at 5:30 p.m.
2019 OUTSTANDING TEEN CITIZENS
Yuping Chen, Amphitheater High School, Amphitheater Unified School District
Grecia Cubillas, Rincon High School. Tucson Unified School District
Guillermo Duarte, Desert View High School, Sunnyside Unified School District
*Jon Davis, Amphitheater Unified School District
Jessica Evans, Cienega High School, Vail School District
Bu Meh, Amphitheater High School, Amphitheater Unified School District
Jordan Moreno, Sunnyside High School, Sunnyside Unified School District
Lorenzo Nourjian, Pima County Joint Technological Education District (JTED)
Justin Sotomayor, University High School, Tucson Unified School District
Michaela Trejo-Flores, Sabino High School, Tucson Unified School District
*Crystal Apple Youth Award Honoree