Tahoe teen given award | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Tahoe teen given award

Alicia G. Son, a senior at South Tahoe High School, was presented the Violet Richardson Award during a recent luncheon sponsored by Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe and SI of Tahoe Sierra. She received the award for her volunteerism in the South Lake Tahoe community.

Son is president of the “S” Club, and it was through this club that many of her efforts took place. Last fall, under the leadership of Son, fund-raising efforts to aid a local family raised more than $1,000 to help with medical expenses. During the holidays canned goods, toys and other gifts were collected and distributed to families in need. The group of volunteers assisted Christmas Cheer and had made plans to visit the elderly.

Son has been instrumental in “kick starting” the “S” Club this year and making it very successful in its volunteer efforts. In addition to her certificate the award-winner was presented a check for $600.

The Violet Richardson Award was named for Violet Richardson Ward, who was the charter president of the first Soroptimist club in 1921. Her name was chosen because of her commitment to creating opportunities for girls and young women. This program rewards positive and creative approaches to some of the more entrenched social problems. Soroptimists believe that extending a hand backward to the next generation of women is a wonderful way to keep the organization vital and forward-looking.

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