In partnership with the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA), Better Business Bureau serving Central, Northern and Western Arizona (BBB) awards Metro Tech High School’s Noel Melendrez BBB Ethical Athlete scholarship, presented by Isagenix.
In its second year, the BBB Ethical Athlete Scholarship recognizes deserving student athletes across the state for doing the right thing on and off the playing field. Nominated by coaches, teammates, and fans, two student athletes (a male and a female) are selected each month to receive a $1,000 scholarship. At the end of the school year, BBB selects two Ethical Champions to receive an additional $2,500 scholarship.
Noel Melendrez is a senior soccer player at Metro Tech High School. He was recognized as a BBB Ethical Athlete February 28, 2017, at Grand Canyon University accompanied by Isagenix’s Blake Shaver and BBB’s Myriam Cruz.
“Noel demonstrates the value of being a person of focus and integrity,” said his coach and math teacher Erika Parra. “He is always ready to share his natural leadership skills with teammates and is always looking for opportunities to improve and break the chain in his family to get a higher education.”
BBB has recognized the following students as BBB Ethical Athletes during the 2016-2017 school year:
Zachary Patterson from Mohave High School
Jacob Adams from Sahuaro High School
Whitney Weaver from Mountain View High School
Sarah Jane Schott from Prescott High School
Charles Walker from Desert Edge High School
Bailee Liska from Lake Havasu High School
BBB and AIA review public nominations every month and select ethical athletes to be honored throughout the year. Nominate Arizona high school athletes for the BBB Ethical Athlete Scholarship, presented by Isagenix at athlete.arizonabbb.org.
Photo Courtesy of AIA Sports Properties
For more information or to schedule an interview with a BBB spokesperson, please contact Myriam Cruz at 602-212-2229 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Better Business Bureau Serving Central, Northern & Western Arizona
For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau (BBB) has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2015, people turned to BBB more than 172 million times for BBB Business Reviews on more than 5.3 million businesses and 11,000 charities, all available free at bbb.org. Incorporated locally in 1938, BBB serving Central, Northern and Western Arizona serves 10 counties through its campuses in Phoenix, Lake Havasu City, Prescott and Yuma, supported by over 11,500 BBB Accredited Businesses. Businesses that earn BBB Accreditation contractually agree and adhere to high standards of ethical business practices. BBB provides objective advice, free business and charity profiles, and educational information on topics affecting marketplace trust.
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