Unique Populations at the Arizona Department of Education invited Arizona educators to nominate eligible students who had made noteworthy accomplishments and academic achievement to be considered as a recipient of the Arizona Student Support Story award at the HOPE Conference 2021. Unique Populations is comprised of Foster Care Education, Homeless Education, Migrant Education, and OELAS. Eligible students need to have been past or current recipients of services in those listed areas.
Peter and the other winners of the 2021 Arizona Student Success Stories award will be honored in December at a banquet held during the HOPE Conference 2021 in Tucson. Each award winner will have the opportunity to personally share their success story with banquet guests. Teachers, family, and administrators are also invited to be in attendance. The students’ stories will be shared on the Unique Populations website, along with students selected as Honorable Mention recipients for this award.
Mrs. Delanie Rouff wanted to nominate her student based on his efforts and positive attitude in the classroom. She provided the selection committee with an example of Peter's work, a poem based on identity.
Poem: I Am
By Peter Bravo