Category: Resources

Working towards zero waste: Reuse!

I’m back with a blog about the middle “R” in the three R’s: reduce, reuse, recycle. I’ve talked about how these three R’s are in order, and how the first is arguably the best. But reusing has a special place in my heart. (What kind of a nerd must I be to write that sentence?).  […]

Being a Rotary Youth Exchange Counselor

When I joined Rotary back in 2014, I didn’t fully understand what it was all about and I didn’t know how much Rotary impacted people around the world. Did you know that Polio is expected to be completely eradicated (like, on the entire earth) over the next few years? That is largely because of the […]

Foothills robotics: Girl-powered and going strong

Taylor Reyes thinks she might work for NASA someday. Or maybe, since she really likes geometry, she’ll become an architect — using computers to compose beautiful, intricate digital blueprints. No matter what this Foothills Middle School eighth grader chooses to do when she grows up, Taylor knows she’s already on the right path toward achieving […]

The power of role models

I want to share a little bit about my experience working as a Mentor Coordinator at the YMCA. So far I have had the privilege to meet some amazing kids and generous mentors. One match that really stands out in my mind is Ed and Tyson. Ed is a retired teacher who knows how to […]

Judge Ferrera was ‘made for this position’

The picture on the front page of the paper that morning caught my attention. It was Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, and there on the cover of The Wenatchee World was the image of a woman dressed in a long, black judge’s robe, smiling, her two young daughters wrapped up in her arms and her husband […]