Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Rio Honors Boys & Girls Clubs of East Valley

photo of Rio Salado staff with Ny'Quenta Strong

Rio Salado Student Affairs staff attended the Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley 23rd Annual Youth of the Year Banquet to honor and recognize high school students who have emerged as outstanding members of their individual branches, including Ny'Quenta Strong of the Boys & Girls Ladmo Branch in Tempe.

Rio Salado staff presented Strong with a $1,000 scholarship for the 2015-16 academic year at last night's gathering.

Strong is a senior at Tempe High School and an ACE student at Mesa Community College who plans to transfer to Arizona State University to study engineering, psychology and sociology with the goal of working in law enforcement. Read her bio.

We congratulate Strong and all of the students who took part in last night's celebration.

We encourage you to learn more about the Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley and their efforts to help teens realize their potential and dreams. 

Pictured above: Rio Salado Director of Student Services Richard Conchos, Rio Salado Director of Advisement David Hall, NyQuenta Strong and Rio Salado Community Outreach Specialist Laura Miquirray.