2019-20 Overseas Military Youth of the Year
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Isabella and her family were on the move since she was born, with the Youth Center supporting them through nine relocations. She knew no matter where she went, a Youth Center would be waiting with open arms and a warm welcome.
Isabella credits the Youth Center for her development into a resilient, well-rounded community leader. Her work ethic and vision to learn international policy and law led to recognition as an AP Scholar with Honor Award. In six years as a Civil Air Patrol member, she earned several promotions and finished as a Lt. Colonel. Isabella attends the U.S. Air Force Academy and plans to become a diplomat.