I just received an e-mail that brightened my entire day! It was from the family of your Miss California Jr. Pre-Teen Queen Sydney Ricks.
Sydney was given the chance to speak to a class of 8th graders about the importance of community service. Here is an exert from what she told the class: "Community service is important because everyone has a hard time now and then. Image if you suddenly had problems with your house or even career. Wouldn't you want someone to reach out and help? Of course you would. If you help others it shows you care..."
On the way home her Dad asked her how it went and she replied "It was so much fun getting to tell kids all about why community service is important. If they do a small fundraiser it will be a lot in the end. I hope they will all become great people because of what they did to help someone".
That's pretty cool seeing her standing up there in front of the classroom full of 8th graders - remember, Sydney is only 10 years old. Way to go girl!