Dax Aldecocea, a senior at the School for Advanced Studies at Wolfson Campus, was awarded the Pursuer of Excellence Award by Mayor Carlos Giménez on Feb. 6.
Aldecocea, 17, has a 5.2 GPA while serving as Wolfson Campus SAS student government president and Miami-Dade County Youth Commissioner.
He also founded the School for Advanced Studies’ scholarship fund, served the homeless in Downtown Miami through Hope for the Homeless and is vice president of the Glory House of Miami’s Youth Board. In addition, Aldecocea placed second at the Florida Scholastic Rowing Association State Championships.
“For a large part of my life, I have placed a significant emphasis on coordinating projects and advocating for changes that would improve the lives of those around me,” Aldecocea said. “Therefore, having these many service endeavors recognized by Mayor Gimenez was an honor that I will continue to cherish.”