Congratulations to our 2010 World Award honorees!
World of Learning | View Video

Christine Marin
Archivist Emerita

"Without a doubt, Dr. Marin's life has been dedicated to education and learning, particularly as it pertains to the preservation and promotion of Arizona's history … is among the first generation of Chicana archivists in the country."
Dr. Gloria H. Cuádraz
Associate Professor of Sociology
Arizona State University

 
Jennifer Leja
Prescott

Jennifer says she will never stop wanting to learn. She is a senior in high school at age 15 and writes for online publications and her school newspaper. She plans to become a teacher.
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World of the Future | View Video

Senator Leah Landrum Taylor
Arizona State Government

"Senator Taylor has a high regard for the young of our community and our state … as well as the creative talent for getting things done. Her ability to weigh carefully any decision impartially and pragmatically is a benefit to all of us."
Deborah Chapman
 
Krisztina Kreidl
Flagstaff
Krisztina wants to make the world a better place. Whether it be helping Girl Scouts with disabilities, teaching local food banks about healthy food options or tutoring fellow students, she believes even the smallest person can make a difference. Click here to view activity photos.
 

World of the Arts | View Video

Jackie Miles
Fountain Hills Cultural and Civic Association
"Jackie founded what is now known as the Fountain Hills Cultural and Civic Association. She started an activity know as "In Home Concerts," which brings outstanding jazz and classical musicians to town to perform in local homes. It is now in its 19th year."
Jean Linzer
 
Allyson Rimmer
Mesa
Allyson is an accomplished artist and has already published her first book. She also donates some of her paintings to charity to help raise money for local non-profits.
 

World of Community Service | View Video

Helen Grimwood
Grimwood Law Firm
"She set up the Sudanese Educational Foundation … and has not only helped the Sudanese with educational matters, but also with home mortgages, legal problems, citizenship matters and other items too numerous to mention."
Pat Belsey
 
Elise Prosnier
Scottsdale
Elise is a girl who is out in the community. She organizes clothing and food drives, assists special needs children, volunteers at school and community workshops and mentors younger Girl Scouts.
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World of Humanity | View Video

Rebecca Ruffner
Prevent Child Abuse Arizona
"As the founder of Prevent Child Abuse Arizona (PCAAz), Becky has worked tirelessly. During the 2008-2009 season, more than 30,000 Arizona practitioners benefitted from training and advocacy programs coordinated by PCAAz."
Beth Rosenberg
Director of Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice
Children's Action Alliance

 
Rachel Darland
Chandler

Rachel was an instrumental part of making the "Stuffed with Love Boutique" a huge success. On its third year, Rachel and her troop created a traveling boutique to help children at ICAN purchase gifts during the holidays.
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World of Courage | Erin's Video   Jay's Video

Erin Otis
Maricopa County Attorney's Office

"Erin is a prosecutor who has the tough job of appearing in court to deliver evidence. Standing in the courtroom, looking eye-to-eye with serious bad guys, takes real courage."
Deborah Carstens
 
Jay Parry
Phoenix Suns

"It has never ceased to amaze me watching her energy, leadership, positive attitude and ability to communicate with everyone. She has made me a better professional."
Ann Meyers Drysdale
Phoenix Mercury, General Manager

 

World Leadership Award

Gerda Weissmann Klein
Author/Speaker

"For over five decades, author, historian, humanitarian, speaker Gerda Weissmann Klein has been on a mission to promote tolerance, encourage community service combat hunger and support the responsibility of US citizenship."
Marney R. Murphy
Library Media/Reading Specialists
Three Rivers School, Cleves Ohio

 
Alexis LaBenz
Chandler

Alexis uses her leadership skills effectively, through all the work she does in the community. She gives keynote presentations, is an active Girl Scout on the council board of directors and has created a website to promote awareness on human trafficking for her Gold Award project.
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World of Learning

Christine Marin
Archivist Emerita

Jennifer Leja
Young Woman

World of the Future

Senator Leah Landrum Taylor
Arizona State Government

Krisztina Kreidl
Young Woman

World of the Arts

Jackie Miles
Fountain Hills Cultural and Civic Association

Allyson Rimmer
Young Woman

World of Community Service

Helen Perry Grimwood
Grimwood Law Firm

Elise Prosnier
Young Woman

World of Humanity

Rebecca Ruffner
Prevent Child Abuse Arizona

Rachel Darland
Young Woman

World of Courage

Jay Parry
Phoenix Suns

Erin Otis
Maricopa County Attorney's Office

Leadership Award

Gerda Weissmann Klein
author/speaker

Alexis LaBenz
Young Woman