Photo courtesy of Cl!X Portrait Studios
School: Avon Elementary School
Kylie volunteers at the Avon Senior Nutrition Program, serving beverages and meals and creating placemats specifically designed for each senior. While it may be intimidating for a child to befriend strangers, Kylie becomes their friend during the first visit and brings joy to their day by way of her friendship and smiling, youthful face. She assures her parents that she can do this volunteering on her own and readily foregoes “kid stuff” to spend time with the seniors. She enjoys gymnastics, for which she has won blue ribbons, and at school Kylie has been named the student of the month for the trait of generosity.
What the judges had to say:
“If only all of our seniors had a friend like Kylie to brighten their day. While other 6-year-olds are playing kickball or games on an iPad, Kylie is serving food and sharing smiles. I’m sure her parents are very proud and her friends think she’s pretty cool.”