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A Senior Interview with Hyram Yarbro

By Markus Weinzinger

Hyram Yarbro has been at Tri-City Prep for only four years, but so much has happened within that time. Participant in the Fashion Shows and member of P.A.L., Tri-M, and humanitarian organizations, he is a solid example of a hard worker and supporter. Hyram draws his abilities from inspirational role models and from a love for serving others. He has stepped in cultural countries far and wide. His legacy is to follow your dreams and the fact that serving others yields happiness.

Q: What made you come to Tri-City?

A: After attending Heritage Middle School in Chino Valley, I decided that I wanted a quality education where I could be surrounded by people who cared about learning as much as I did. My two older brothers and sister both came to Tri-City, and I knew of the amazing teachers and opportunities available. I decided to go for it, and I’ve loved every second!

Q: How was your freshman year?

A: While I was a bit insecure in the first semester of classes (let’s be honest: all of us are insecure when we’re put in a new environment), I quickly met people that became life-long friends. From then on, my freshman year was incredible!

Q: What are your favorite classes/programs/clubs/sports at Tri-City Prep? Why?

A: In my entire high-school education, my favorite class was US History with Mrs. Schafer. Not only did she teach the material in a way we could understand, but she motivated us to change the world through our knowledge of history. She helped me reach my full potential, and I looked forward to the class every day of my sophomore year. I was also able to do Cross-Country for my first three years of high-school. While I wasn’t exactly excited for every practice, I loved the Cross-Country meets and the personal competition to beat your best score. It was a wonderful experience.

Q: Have you done anything notable outside of school?

A: I have a very busy schedule outside of school, and I am so blessed to have amazing opportunities open up to me in my life. To pick one, I am currently working with a non-profit organization that gives child-slaves an education in the Ivory Coast called WELL Africa. I was recently put in charge of a campaign to build a school in the country, and I am so excited! I will also have the opportunity to go to the Ivory Coast within the next two years, where I will be able to work hand-in-hand with the children to magnify their educational opportunities. I can’t wait to see how many kids will have the blessing of an education!

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