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Billie Bequette, Soroptimist International of Quincy, presents Violet Richardson Service Award to QHS senior Kayla Thackeray. Photo submitted

Soroptimist of Quincy honors Kayla Thackeray

Soroptimist International of Quincy strongly supports 9-12 grade students who are committed to community service and leadership.

Quincy High School senior Kayla Thackeray, recipient of the Violet Richardson Service Award, $250, was a children’s camp counselor at Project Camp, a non-profit organization. Project Camp asked for volunteers after the Dixie Fire to provide a safe, positive experience for children whose families were experiencing this traumatic event. Kayla commented, “This experience helped me realize how small my challenges and things stressing me out are. I will always be grateful for the inspiration those kids are to me and how they helped me and to see what is important in life.”

Kayla also was active in the Where Everyone Belongs program, Kayla’s Homework Help Free Tutoring, Community Supper, Donation Center for Dixie Fire Victims, Easter Egg Hunt, and Earth Day Clean-up.

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