‘Tis the season of giving, and we’re excited to kick it off with great news! East Valley High School (Yakima) Senior Emma is the recipient of the 4th Annual RedCloud Consulting/Dave “Hendu” Henderson Educational Scholarship. We were thrilled to recently present our $5,000 scholarship award to her at school with Toys for Kids Founder and dear friend of RedCloud, Rick Rizzs (aka the 425 Citizen of the Year!).
Emma is on her way to a successful future. She is involved in basketball, tutors students and has always had straight A’s on her report cards. Emma also values her community and has logged over 300 hours of volunteer time - wow! She just was accepted to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Prescott and plans on studying Forensic Accounting. In her winning essay, she said:
“By furthering my education, I could achieve my dream of being someone important and setting an example, and the thought of this makes me smile every single day.”
We wish Emma all the best on her continuing education journey and cannot wait to see what she becomes and all that she achieves.
We’re honored to be involved for six years in our partnership with Rick Rizzs and Toys for Kids (TfK) not just during the holiday season but also throughout the year with help like extra boosts during the pandemic and a year of support to Solid Ground’s Broadview Shelter - one of TfK’s key community partners. We extend a big thank you to Rick leading the way and rallying this circle of supporters together.
To read more about the scholarship surprise at Emma’s high school, read the full article in the Yakima Herald, click here.
Want to hear from Emma herself? Click to view this inspiring video: