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Autistic Man’s Academic Achievements Earn Him Scholarship to Cochise College
When Ray and Diane Thomas walked to the tricycle races at Buena High School during Project Graduation, “both eyes lit up and she said, ‘Come on Ray, lets go for a spin,’ ” said Tim Quinn, the Sierra Vista Rotary Club’s new president.
Quinn was touched by what he saw that night and when he learned more about Ray’s story, he decided to approach the club’s board about giving an extra scholarship this year by using funds they had set aside for a trip to an international conference.
On Monday, that scholarship was presented to Ray, giving him $1,000 to take art classes at Cochise College.
“Our emphasis in the upcoming year is the importance of family and, Diane, I cannot think of a stronger family than what you and Ray have formed,” Quinn said.