EL PASO, Texas-- Ethan Teicher, son of Jon Teicher, the famous "voice of the Miners", received the Community Champion award for being an outstanding El Pasoan.
At the age of four, Ethan was diagnosed with autism, and since then he decided it would not be something that would define him as a person.
Overcoming every obstacle that came his way, Ethan's hard work and dedication have been recognized with an award created in his name by the Coronado High School Band.
Each year, the "Ethan Tiecher Award" is given to a student who has worked to contribute to the band's success.
Teicher also possesses an associate's degree in applied sciences from EPCC.
He's volunteered with the Paso Del Norte Children's Development Center. He worked with four and five-year-old children with special needs. Many of the children had autism.
Ethan's understanding helped him make a strong connection with the children.
He's worked at Albertsons near UTEP for more than a decade, where he has daily interaction with customers that have known him for a while.
One of them, Rosie Tate, nominated Ethan to receive the Community Champions award, sponsored by Albertsons and the Community Foundation.
"He just makes you feel good, he's always smiling and wishes you a good day every time," said Tate, "and even during Covid, he came in and he was an essential worker and he was just amazing."
The store's director, Letty Navarro, told ABC 7 that she appreciates employees like Teicher.
"Especially nowadays to get employees like Ethan that are very, very focused on their job and that they give us a hundred percent," Navarro explained.
Ethan's parents describe him as someone who is goal-oriented and never stops until he attains what he wants.
"He is the hardest working young man I've ever seen," his mom Pam Teicher told ABC 7, "and I don't know where that comes from but we're proud of him, so proud of him."
One of his latest accomplishments is obtaining his CDL driver's license, which he hopes to use soon in a new job.
"We couldn't be more proud of what he's become and what he represents and what he stands for." expressed his dad Jon Teicher, the voice of the UTEP Miners.