Fairfield-Suisun City children receive ‘change’ honors

By From page A3 | April 05, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Several children in the Fairfield-Suisun School District were recently honored as part of the “Be the Change” program in an event at Rolling Hills Elementary School.

Brody Westad, a first-grader at Suisun Valley School, is part of the garden cleanup and toy drive at the school. Brynnleigh Travis, a first-grader at Rolling Hills, collects donations for Baskets of Love that help single mothers. She also and donates blankets and pet treats to the SPCA. Nia Riley, a first-grader at Rolling Hills, participates in the Angel Tree program at her church, which provides holiday gifts for children whose parents are incarcerated.

Trevor deRosier, a second-grader at Rolling Hills, volunteers at Mission Solano by helping homeless children and the Food Bank and Manna Food Pantry by organizing food and giving out bags of food. Clairese Wright, a fourth-grader at Suisun Valley, collects recyclables for money to donate towards building the Lawson Fallen Memorial Park to honor soldiers. Devin Riley, a fourth-grader at Rolling Hills, is a founder the Riley 100 Challenge, a gift drive for children in foster care. Hailey Wurzbach, a fourth-grader at B. Gale Wilson School, has brought supplies to an orphanage and helped build a house for family in Mexico. Aidan Melberg, a fourth-grader at Rolling Hills, picked up bottles, broken glass and plastic bags during his summer vacation in Santa Barbara East Beach.

Yulianna Torres, a fifth-grader at Anna Kyle Elementary, works to keep her neighborhood beautiful by keeping it clean. She collects and recycles cans. Chantel Martino, a fifth-grader at Crescent Elementary School, participated in a canned food drive for charity and has raised money to help with disaster relief after Typhoon Haiyna in the Philippines. Nikolas Angeles, a fifth-grader at Crescent Elementary, volunteered through Love Works when he cleaned, fixed the garden and planted flowers for a veteran’s home. Ella Duley, a sixth-grader at Rolling Hills, has donated toys to Heather House and has volunteered there.

Alaina Freeman, a sixth-grader at Rolling Hills, ran in the Solano Turkey Trot, a fundraiser that contributes to local charities. Mariah Rios, a sixth-grader at Laurel Creek School, makes blankets and peppermint ice cream for cancer patients. Kennedy Corley, a sixth-grader at Rolling Hills, has been a leader in collecting school supplies and toys to send to Haiti.

Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or [email protected]

Ryan McCarthy


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