As part of the 2018 Marana State of the Town Luncheon last week, the Town handed out their second annual Youth Legacy Award.
The Marana Town Council created the Youth Legacy Award in order to acknowledge youth in the community who make Marana a better place for everyone. Recipients of this award benefit others in the community through acts supporting:
Heart: promoting a healthy and supportive environment for youth;
Body: Fulfilling essential needs such as food, shelter, and safety; or
Mind: Creating educational opportunities enriching young minds.
This year the nominees were evaluated by a panel made up of Town staff and members of the Marana Citizens Forum.
Alicia Sanchez is a Marana High School alumni and is highly engaged in her community. Passionate about public safety, her involvement began when she participated in the Criminal Justice Career and Technical Education course at Marana High school. During her senior year, she participated in the Marana 2.0 internship program where she hosted an event to create relationships between Marana Police Officers and Marana high schoolers.
By bringing officers and students together, Alicia has contributed toward promoting a healthy and supportive environment for youth and has created an educational opportunity to enrich the minds of her peers. Alicia plans to pursue a career in Criminal Justice to eventually become a detective.