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April Student of the Month at BMHS keeps busy schedule
Anna Marie Zea is a runner, black belt, volunteer

Anna Marie Zea, center front, accepts the April Student of the Month Award April 25 at the Prescott Valley Town Council Meeting. Pictured from left are Superintendent Dan Streeter of Humboldt Unified School District, Councilmember Marty Grossman, Zea and her parents, and Bradshaw Mountain High School Principal Kort Miner. (Sue Tone/Tribune)

Anna Marie Zea, center front, accepts the April Student of the Month Award April 25 at the Prescott Valley Town Council Meeting. Pictured from left are Superintendent Dan Streeter of Humboldt Unified School District, Councilmember Marty Grossman, Zea and her parents, and Bradshaw Mountain High School Principal Kort Miner. (Sue Tone/Tribune)

“A ball of energy” is how Bradshaw Mountain High School Principal Kort Miner described senior Anna Marie Zea at the April 25 Prescott Valley Council meeting.

The council and Optimist Club honored Zea with the Student of the Month award.

“She’s about helping people,” Miner said, adding that the 17-year-old works at the front office desk at the high school and helps out by giving tours of the campus. All this and she ranks 20 out of 365, or in the top 5 percent, of her graduating class with a grade point average of 3.927.

Anna has participated on the varsity cross country and track and field teams for four years, receiving Most Valued Athlete awards all four years in cross-country and in her freshman and sophomore years in track. She was homeschooled for the first two years of high school, and has been attending Bradshaw her junior and senior years.

She also earned her black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and said she teaches her girlfriends simple moves to use if they need to.

Part of Anna’s volunteer work included helping with Special Olympics and at middle school track meets. She worked weekends at a food bank in Chino Valley during her first two years of high school, and traveled with her church to help at an orphanage in northern Arizona. This past fall she helped her great-aunt in Oregon deep clean her house.

At Bradshaw, Anna also takes an Advance Ceramics art class and a Technical Theatre class.

After graduation, Anna will begin nursing classes through Northern Arizona University. Her goal is to join the Air Force as a flight nurse – or maybe join the Marines and drive a tank.

Follow Sue Tone on Twitter @ToneNotes. Reach her at stone@prescottaz.com or 928-445-3333, ext. 2043.

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