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Kofa freshman honored at 2018 Heart of Yuma Awards Ceremony

Kofa High School freshman Vanessa Sotelo was recognized at the 2018 Heart of Yuma Awards Ceremony as an "Outstanding Young Leader."

Sotelo received the award for her commitment to volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club of Yuma. Her volunteer coach, Tania Pavlak, expressed, "Vanessa helped with educational activities, gym games, kitchen soup, on-site administrative tasks, arts and crafts, and is a mentor for the youth."

The Heart of Yuma celebrates organizations and individuals who exceed expectations as they work to ensure Yuma remains a great place to live. Honorees were recognized at the Yuma Civic Center on Oct. 23, 2018.