Dalia Jimenez, a senior at Coronado High School, was named the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale’s 2014 Youth of the Year.
She will be honored with the award in front of more than 600 Scottsdale leaders during the Celebrate Youth Gala at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess.
Dalia has been a member of the Hartley & Ruth Barker Branch for 12 years.
She is active in the organization’s Keystone Club, What’s Hip, SMART Girls and E-Crew programs, and is also engaged in helping the greater community, accumulating hundreds of community service hours by assisting at the Cesar E. Chavez Leadership Institute’s CARE program, where she cleans houses for more than 175 families in need.
She also volunteers for organizations including the Tumbleweed Center, Paiute Neighborhood Center and more.
Dalia will use the scholarship money granted to her through the Youth of the Year program toward earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering starting this fall at ASU’s Barrett Honors College.
She will next move on to the statewide Youth of the Year competition later in the year.