Betty Fairfax Student Awarded 2013 Hispanic Heritage Youth Award

Posted by Community Relations Department on 11/13/2013

Senior Genesis Miranda-Soto is the recipient of a 2013 Hispanic Heritage Youth Award, which will be presented tonight (Nov. 13) at ASU.  She will receive the award for her leadership in the Business and Finance category for a business she developed.    Three students are awarded educational grants in different categories such as Business, Education, Engineering & Math, Healthcare Science, Technology & Innovation, in each of 10 regions throughout the country.  Over 10,000 high school students apply for the Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards.  The Phoenix winners are recognized by local businesses, education and community leaders at the awards ceremony, where the students can also network with members of the Phoenix Latino community.  Students will be awarded educational grants for their leadership in Business & Entrepreneurship. Education, Engineering & Math, Healthcare Science, Technology & Innovation.  All recipients are eligible to be selected as their category National recipient, receive a laptop computer, and a trip to be recognized at the National Youth Awards ceremony



Miranda-Soto was named the City of Phoenix Young Woman of the Year last spring.  She is a straight-A student in the International Baccalaureate program and was the first junior elected as student body president.  Her other extracurricular activities include National Honor Society, Friends of Rachel club, IMPACT Now, Be A Leader and YHAP (You Have a Purpose), a club she founded.  Miranda, who is fluent in Spanish and French, is a graduate of Valley Teen Leadership and also is a youth leader at her church.  Her future plans include earning a master’s degree in international studies.