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Bryon Finch

Safford High School

Student of the Year Recipient

Throughout his career at Safford High School, Byron (McKade) Finch has been an exemplary person on and off the field of competition. In athletics, Byron is one of the handful of athletes in statewide history to have earned and won the Division III State Wrestling Title four years in a row! He has been awarded the "Mile High Outstanding" Wrestler Award and earned the "Dan Penrod Inspirational" Award in 2019. Being a four time State Title holder is rare and Bryon definitely gave it all his heart. Byron is also a four year letterman in State Track & Field; who took home 4th place in pole vault.   

Byron has maintained a 3.85 GPA throughout his high school career as well as served on the National Honor Society, FBLA, Boy Scouts of America, American Red Cross, Leos Club International, Safford High School Band, Safford Choir, and accumulated countless hours of community service. No matter the environment or activity, Byron always demonstrates the utmost integrity and leadership through his own hard work, dedication, and sportsmanship. He leads by example! He regards the principles and values taught through his participation in athletics as the most valuable lessons learned in his life.

Outside of the school setting, Byron is an active member of his community, working with a variety of organizations volunteering at the local Boys' and Girls' Club, Special Olympics, organizing fundraising events, and facilitating service projects. His enthusiasm and greatness extend into the classroom as well. Always striving to go the extra mile, Byron successfully completed higher level courses at the local college to challenge himself by expanding his knowledge and skills, improve his GPA, and get a head start on his future college endeavors. Byron is an honorable, educated and respected young man -- he is the epitome of perseverance and honor!

Byron plans to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and study Radiology. 

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