Youth Volunteer of The Year (18 and under) - Best of Orangevale 2022
4 contenders in this category.

Kyptin Erickson

Thank you for considering voting for me. My names Kyptin Erickson and I am 6. 5 years old. I volunteer with the CRJR organization doing many things. I help in the snack bar, washing, loading/unloading, serving and much more. I play on the 8u team for CRJR. It's a family. I love giving back and helping others. I also like to dress up as a super hero and clean the play structures at Almond Park so other kids will have a safe and clean place to play. I paint rocks for the kindness rock garden in orangevale ca at pecan Park, serve in our community day giving back, make cards for elderly and am always willing to help whenever needed. I love to open doors for others and don't let my delays hold me back. I also play soccer for Orangevale soccer club, Australian footyball, basketball. Thank you for considering voting for me and if you see me out and about feel free to say hello I might show you some magic I've learned from my last talent show I did. Hugs.

Aliyah Wong

Aliyah is a teen who loves her community very much! She enjoys getting involved in community events and lending a hand whenever she can to those in need. She is a part of a few local groups in which she can serve her community and volunteer through. She is a part of the Casa Roble FFA, The Orangevale Teen Council and is a member of the Orangevale Grange. Through these groups she was able to volunteer for some great events this year. She also volunteered on her own for a few events. Here are some examples on what she has accomplished. - Aliyah helps to cook every 2nd Sunday of the month for the Grange to support them - She helped to cook breakfast for the Pumpkin Palooza and for Breakfast with Santa at the Grange also - She volunteered to take donations during Christmas time at The Grange for the Words for Thirds Program and the Casa Roble and Bella Vista Scholarship Fund - Through the Orangevale Teen Council, she participated in the stocking stuffing for local teens in need this Christmas - Aliyah also volunteered for the Big Day of Service with her FFA Chapter at the Food Bank Farms pulling weeds and helped to prep the garden -She also volunteered twice this summer for Farm Camp at the Food Bank Farm to teach the local kids some basic gardening skills and did some art projects with them too -Aliyah was able to volunteer for the local Kiwanis Club at Shadow Glen supporting them for a fundraiser that they were doing and was checking people in for horse rides - She also volunteered this year helping to serve and clean up during the Annual Farm to Fork dinner at the Orangevale Food Bank Farm

Luci Lettau

Hello! I am Luci Lettau, I'm very grateful to have been nominated for both Youth Volunteer and Youth Entrepreneur, so thank you to whoever nominated me. I am a Junior at Casa Roble with a passion for photography. This past year I have had several opportunities to serve the community. I started the year by taking photos of Casa Roble's Prom as well as the 2022 Casa Graduation and the Casa Graduation parade. During the summer I took photos of VBS at Sunrise Church. I also joined the Orangevale Teen Council and through them I have been able to help plan multiple events including a Silent Disco at the Orangevale Palooza, Christmas in July Food Drive, an Outdoor Movie Night at Dairy Queen and a Stocking drive. Through Orangevale Live I have had the opportunity to photograph the Blossomvale Re-Grand Opening, the 40th Dairy Queen Anniversary Celebration and the Turkey Bowl. Thank you to all the coaches who have allowed me the opportunity to photograph games and then share those photos with the players and their families. I have so much love for Orangevale and the support it has shown me, and I am so honored to have been nominated for both these spots!
Youth Volunteer of The Year (18 and under)