William “Billy” Tabrizi attended the thirty-seventh annual student laureate award ceremony on
Saturday, November 5, 2011 in the Hall of Representatives, Old State Capitol, Springfield, Illinois.
Pictured from left are Tina Gunsalus and John Hedeman. To the right of Tabrizi is Robert Easter.

Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow-men by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.