An Amphitheater High School graduate was honored Saturday by the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Kevin Nguyen is one of eight D-backs Helios Scholars, recognized for being an academically gifted student with stories of personal triumph, leadership, strength, hope and perseverance.

The award winners — all of whom are first generation college students — each received four-year college scholarships, a laptop, a bike and a D-backs backpack.

Nguyen was the only student from the Tucson area recognized. He plans to attend the University of Arizona.

The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation launched this partnership with Helios Education Foundation and the Arizona College Scholarship Foundation in 2012 to provide 40 Arizona high school seniors with scholarships