Meet our 2020 Changemakers & Courage Award winners

Tempe Union High School District, in partnership with the City of Tempe, recognizes students across all seven schools for their outstanding efforts in and out of the classroom.

Meet our Courage Award recipients:

Tempe YouthFest Courage Awards celebrates students who have courageously overcome incredible adversity. They choose to make their education a priority while facing life challenging events, such as homelessness, heartache, financial hardship, family turmoil, illness, substance abuse and physical disabilities.

Compadre Academy:

  • Yarekzi Soberanez Salgado
  • Brenna Venetos

Corona del Sol

  • Princess Richard

Marcos de Niza

  • Edilma Perez Matias

Mountain Pointe

  • Jaiden Caballero
  • Madisen Taylor

Tempe High

  • Lesane Lopristi
  • Uriel Xicohtencatl Perez

Meet our Changemakers:

Tempe YouthFest Changemakers celebrates students who are committed to a cause, dedicating themselves to make the world a better place. Whether it's on their school campus or in our community, when they see a problem, they take meaningful action to create positive change.

Compadre Academy

  • JoJo (Jocie) Ayres
  • Taniya Ball
  • Carlos Cazares
  • Erick Sanchez
  • Desiree Valle

To learn more about these students, visit: https://www.tempeunion.org/2020-CA-Changemakers

Corona del Sol

  • Iris (Meghan) McCain
  • Emily Twitchell
  • Emma Harlow
  • Cassidy Spurgin
  • Cici Bradley

To learn more about these students, visit: https://www.tempeunion.org/2020-cds-changemakers

Desert Vista

  • Stefano Contreras
  • Josephine Deignan
  • Madelyn Gale
  • Zoe Gale
  • James Rooney

To learn more about these students, visit: https://www.tempeunion.org/2020-dv-changemakers

Marcos de Niza

  • Sydney Ulm
  • Brach Drew
  • Ethan Storment
  • Nikzza Acuna Salazar
  • Matt Canada

To learn more about these students, visit: https://www.tempeunion.org/2020-mdn-changemakers

McClintock High

  • Francisco Arroyo
  • Zachary Axtell
  • Sean Guiney
  • Mayari Merchant
  • Axel Guadalupe Becerra Hernandez

To learn more about these students, visit: https://www.tempeunion.org/2020-mhs-changemakers

Mountain Pointe

  • Andrea McDonald
  • Alan Dupre
  • Christian Nunez
  • Brookelyn Gomez
  • Jonathan Otero

To learn more about these students, visit: https://www.tempeunion.org/2020-mp-changemakers

Tempe High

  • Adya Austin
  • Anne Shick
  • Karla Daniela Salazar Chavira
  • Keshawn Thompson
  • Maria Valeria Garcia Muñoz

To learn more about these students, visit: https://www.tempeunion.org/2020-ths-changemakers