Montgomery High’s Gabe Ferrick will be celebrated next week for his work to bring awareness and aid to families and children in Rwanda.

Ferrick has earned recognition for his works including fundraisers and events to educate others about the genocide-ravaged region of Darfur. He has spearheaded Walk to End Genocide and other events.

Ferrick will be among five California teens honored by the Helen Diller Foundation at a ceremony on Monday. The foundation will award the students $36,000 each for their good works and exceptional community service projects. The teen Tikkun Olam Awards give the funds to the students, no strings attached.

Tikkun Olam is a Hebrew expression that means “repair the world,” according to organizers of the event.

Nearly 125 teens from across California were nominated and considered for the award before the five were chosen for the prize.

The five teens, including Ferrick, a junior at Montgomery, will be celebrated at a luncheon at Presidio Golden Gate Club on Monday. Aaon Pribble, Israel League Baseball League player, is slated as the keynote speaker.

Ferrick told Press Democrat columnist Chris Smith that he is likely to use the funds for college, but also expects to give to Shomrei Torah and Jewish World Watch.

In addition to Ferrick, other teens being honored are: Liza Gurtin from La Jolla, Naftali Moed from Pacifica, Casey Robbins from Carmichael and Daniel Sobajian from Los Angeles.

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