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Transgender student honored by ACLU

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

A transgender student who was at the center of a high school controversy this past spring was honored Tuesday night.

Issak Wolfe, 18, was born a girl. He was presented with an ACLU award in Harrisburg.

Wolfe graduated from Red Lion High School in June, but his school would not refer to him as Issak on his diploma or during graduation announcements.

The school did let Wolfe, born Sierra Stambaugh, to wear a male gown at graduation.

The ACLU gave Wolfe the award for standing up for himself.

"It's kind of like the victory finally...something great is happening for me," Wolfe said. "The biggest thing is that there are people for tomorrow that this is going to help and that I can continue to help."

Wolfe has been told that once his name is legally changed, Red Lion will send him a new diploma with his new name.

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