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Tempe Awards Ability, Advocacy, Access and Achievements

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City of Tempe logo. The T is stylized to resemble the sun behind a building.

Tempe Awards Ability, Advocacy, Access and Achievements

by Michelle Stokes

The 29th Annual Mayor’s Disability Awards held at the Tempe Center for the Arts recognized six outstanding individuals in Tempe for their continued commitment to equality.

• Jean Howard – Pride of the City Award
• Victor Carbajal – Aramark – Employer of the Year
• Timothy Stump – Community Service Award
• Stormy Love – Rocket a Go~Go – Architectural Award
• Karla M. Martin – Business Leadership Award
• Chelsea Steffen – Marcos de Niza High School –
Exceptional Educator Award

Nine students were commended as Outstanding Tempe Students:
• Wai Kei Chu (Corona del Sol High School)
• Keyonna Cooley (Compadre Academy)
• Olivia Mendoza (Marcos de Niza High School)
• Steven Smith (Connolly Middle School)
• Jonathan W. Wilson III (Believe I Can Academy)
• Rob Butler (Tempe High School)
• Jose Ortiz (Tempe High School)
• Kayla Sykora (Tempe High School)
• Rafael Arias (Tempe High School)

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