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Tempe honors extraordinary young people
16th Annual YouthFest Courage Awards and Tempe Top Teens
Posted Date: 3/22/2013 11:00 AM

Kim Bauman
Social Services Division

Tempe, Ariz. -- Tempe will honor its best and brightest young people at its 2013 YouthFest Courage Awards and Tempe Top Teens Recognition Dinner. The 16th annual event will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Monday, April 1 at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, 60 E. Fifth St.

The Courage Awards acknowledge the courage it can take for a young person to grow up in this challenging world. 11 young people will receive awards at this year’s dinner for displaying the courage to overcome physical limitations, health conditions or family situations.

In addition to the Courage Awards, 43 young people will be recognized as Tempe Top Teens for their exemplary efforts in academics, athletics, arts, music, citizenship, community service and demonstration of social conscience. A full list of honorees can be viewed here.

Mayor Mark Mitchell and the City Council will host the recognition dinner, which is attended by other city and state dignitaries, the recipients and their families, educators, community leaders, school board members and superintendents. Lori Jane Gliha of ABC 15 will serve as the Master of Ceremonies. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a reception featuring the Tempe High School Quartet, followed by the recognition dinner at 6:30 p.m. featuring the Corona del Sol High School Steel Drum Band.

For more information, contact Kim Bauman at 480-858-2462 or at


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