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Class of 2019

Imani Lige-Crenshaw, Sierra High School, Colorado Springs, CO. Imani has completed her first year at the Daniel College of Business and Denver University and is studying Entrepreneurship.

Christina Davila, Empire High School in Vail, AZ. Christina is enrolled in the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University and majoring in Nursing.

Michael Fairbanks, Skyline High School in Mesa, AZ. Michael is attending Arizona State University and major in Education.

Emmy Hendricks, Air Academy High School, Colorado Springs, Co. Emmy is at the Colorado School of Mines majoring in Civil Engineering.

Nadira Mitchell, Tucson High School in Tucson, AZ. Nadira has completed her first year at the University of Arizona and is majoring in Natural Resources and Wildlife Conservation.

Katie Pascavis, Basha High School in Chandler, AZ. Katie attending Arizona State University and is majoring in Mechanical and Environmental Engineering.

Madeleine Zheng, University High School in Tucson, AZ. Madeline is enrolled in the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University and majoring in Biochemistry.

Amy Zhou, Scottsdale Preparatory Academy in Scottsdale, AZ. Amy is finishing her first year at Yale and is majoring in Government.

 

Class of 2018

Valeria Campuzano, University of Arizona. Valeria plans to pursue a career in medicine. She has volunteered in various organizations in the community, including Villa Maria, and the Boys and Girls Club. On a trip to Mexico, Valeria was inspired by a small boy to assist his family in need. She bought them shoes with her allowance, gathered donations of clothes and food, and delivered everything to the family. She motivated her own family to make this giving a tradition. She hopes to one day become a doctor and work with Doctors Without Borders.

 

Alysanna Casteneda, University of Arizona. Alysana is majoring in business administration. Alysana’s cousin was diagnosed with Leukemia at a young age. Motivated by her cousin's journey, Alysana became involved with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society; and a local nonprofit, Integrative Touch for Kids. She has helped raise more than $30,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and was recognized as the Society's Student of the Year for 2017.

 


Grace Dalrymple.  Grace has applied to multiple universities and hopes to attend either the University of California Los Angeles or New York University. She hasn’t selected a major, but is interested in a career in law helping sexual assault victims. Grace volunteers throughout the community and with the Andra Heart Foundation, a nonprofit founded in memory of her sister, who died from cardiac arrest. They work to raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest, have sponsored more than 4,000 ECGs for student athletes and provide community support.


 

Dallas Green, University of Arizona.  Dallas plans to major in Geology. Despite his own hardships, Dallas embodies “taking care of others.” He started volunteering in elementary school through the “Kids Helping Kids” program, then later was part of the Christina Taylor Green Memorial Foundation. He has also volunteered with Team Up for Tucson and numerous other organizations.

 

 

Moriah Irving, Scripps College (Claremont, CA). Moriah will major in Neuroscience and Political Science. Impacted by a family tragedy, Moriah volunteers as a peer counselor at Teen Lifeline. The suicide hotline for teens, where calls are answered by other teens, offers a unique opportunity for teens in crisis to speak with a peer. In her studies, Moriah plans to focus on both the science and policy surrounding mental health and hopes to increase understanding about mental health.

 

 

Jella Tatil, Colby College (Waterville, ME). Jella will major in Biology. Jella and her family immigrated to the United States from the Philippines when she was 9, and she experienced first-hand the importance of a community that helps in times of need. As an immigrant, Jella was concerned with the lack of assistance for first generation college-bound youth. So, with the help of Las Lagunas de Anza Ambassadors, she created a “What’s Next?” workshop to provide information and assistance.

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Class of 2016

  

Michelle Howard, Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
Stephanie Martinez, Arizona State University
Haley Maurice, Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME)
Mickey McCullough-Cruz, University of Arizona
Keilah Robinson, University of Arizona
Jonacarl Vilchez, Arizona State University

 

Class of 2015


Matthew Kaplan, Tesseract School (Phoenix), Duke University

Kimberly Keversham, Canyon del Oro High School (Tucson), Arizona State University

Reid Maurice, Shadow Mountain High School (Phoenix) Northern Arizona University

Sara Mavis, Nogales High School (Nogales), Arizona State University

Emily Meyer, Pinnacle High School (Phoenix), Arizona State University

Riley Woods, Horizon High School (Scottsdale), Recovering from a car wreck



Class of 2014


Jasmine Ayala, University High School, University of Arizona

Mercedes Alyssa Garcia, San Miguel High School, University of Arizona

Victoria Christine Lujan, Mountain View High School, University of Arizona

Megan Williams, Santa Rita High School, Grand Canyon University


Class of 2013

Renee Conway, University High School, University of Arizona

Juana Moreno, Pueblo High School, Arizona State University

Liana Soto, Tucson High School, University of Arizona

Class of 2012


Michelle Ceballos, Tucson High School, Reed College

Kelsey Larson, Sahuaro High School, Brigham Young University

Susannah VickRoy, Tucson High School, University of Arizona


Class of 2011


Emma Sales, Sabino High School, Bowling Green State University

Hali Tease, Salpointe Catholic High School, Pima Community College

Tearah Skie Osborn, Sahuaro High School, Pepperdine University

Class of 2010


Elisa Gil, Tucson High School, Pima Community College

Marianna Salgado. Tucson High School, University of Arizona

Shauna Williams, Sahuaro High School, University of Arizona, 2014

Class of 2009


Renise Rodriguez, Sahuaro High School, University of Arizona, 2013

Alfred Richardson IV, Howenstine High School

Eric Ortiz, Flowing Wells High School, University of Arizona

Okongo Majok, Catalina High School, University of Arizona, 2013

Class of 2008


Malcolm Joshua Russell Nelson, Catalina High School, Pima Community College

Sarah Larson, Sabino High School, Northern Arizona University, 2012

Celeste Goguen, Tucson High School, Portland State University

Class of 2007

Laura Hakel, Ironwood Ridge High School, University of Arizona

Rudy Padilla, Amphitheater High School, University of Arizona College of Law

Dalia Borja, Amphitheater High School, Pima Community College

Class of 2006


Renee Holten, Ironwood Ridge High School, Europe

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