Tivy High School Student is Recognized as a Student Hero
The State Board of Education (SBOE) today recognized Zack Reyna, a Tivy High School student, as a Student Hero for his fundraising efforts at school and in the community.
Only fifteen students across the State of Texas received this recognition. The 2016 Student Heroes are recognized for assisting with local fundraising efforts, creating programs to protect human rights, mentoring and overcoming personal obstacles to give back to their communities or being a friend.
"We decided to nominate Zack because he felt like it was his role to help others enjoy the Make-A-Wish campaign," Dana Gruver said. "He was paying it forward and helping other's dreams come true as his did. The desire he showed in doing this ignited passion in the whole school to help him help others. We're very happy for him."
After receiving the trip of a lifetime to ride a roller coaster at Disney World from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Zack decided to "pay it forward" by helping to raise funds and awareness for the non-profit. He challenged his peers and the community to write letters through the Macy's letter writing campaign to raise funds. In 2015-2016 more than 5,300 letters were turned in to the organization, raising about $12,500 to help other young adults' and children's wishes come true.
Zack will be recognized at the Kerrville ISD Board of Trustees meeting on June 13, 2016.
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