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Zepeda honored for academics, volunteer work

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The Prescott Valley Rotary Club awarded Bradshaw Mountain High School senior Abraham Zepeda as Student of the Month for October. Zepeda has an impressive academic record, taking nine college credit classes during his four years at high school, and earning a 4.04 grade point average, ranking in the top 4 percent in his class of 369 seniors.

His work ethic is apparent, as Zepeda participates in five clubs: Interact, chess, band, Upward Bound and Link Leader. With his membership comes responsibility and leadership, both of which he possesses. He also helps tutor freshmen and sophomores in math after school on Wednesdays, and is a club activity coordinator for the local Boys and Girls Club. He helps with the Angel Tree program by wrapping presents for underprivileged children. Zepeda believes his volunteer efforts make him a more enthusiastic and caring individual.

Recently, Zepeda was awarded the Hispanic Youth Award in the category of Engineering and Mathematics. Only three students in Arizona received the scholarship, sponsored by Exxon Mobil; he earned the silver award.

The Bradshaw senior's goals include information technology and computer networking. He is considering Newmont University, Colorado-Mesa University and Illinois Tech as possible colleges to attend after graduation.

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