Winnemucca Junior High School Youths Support Local Foster Children!

Winnemucca Junior High School Youths Decorate Sweet Cases From Together We Rise To Support Local Foster Children!







Over this school year, students from Winnemucca Junior High School have been working to decorate and gather supplies for Sweet Cases to support children in foster care in Humboldt County. The bags were provided by Humboldt AVA through Together We Rise.  Students donated their lunch time and other free time to design and paint the bags.  8th grade student Emma Ricker took additional initiative to organize and create small hygiene kits to include with the Sweet Cases.The bags and accessories will be donated to children in foster care.



Students who participated in this project included Skyla Custis, Ashley Fahrenbruch,   Brittney Gotchal, Sequoyah Hanks (not pictured). Taylor Henigin (not pictured),  Tara Higley, David Hunter, Molly Kuhn, Morgan Meierholtz, Emma Ricker, Raquel Roederer, Kaylie Shafer, Desire Smith, Brooke Woodward, Crystal Wiggins, and Elise Zimmerman

Much gratitude to all the youths, educators, and faculty that assisted with this project!  There is nothing better than seeing youths paying it forward to help others, and in this case, fellow youths and children.



May we all learn from this and to always remember, "The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well."
— Ralph Waldo Emerson





Thank you, ALL of you, for making a difference in the lives of others!





Left to Right



Back row: Janet Kennedy, Brooke Woodward, Kaylie Shafer, Desire Smith, Crystal Wiggins, Molly Kuhn, Raquel Roederer, Morgan Meierholtz


Front row: David Hunter, Emma Ricker, Elise Zimmerman, Brittney Gotchal, Tara Higley, Skyla Custis, Ashley Fahrenbruch







“I don’t want to live in the kind of world where we don’t look out for each other. Not just the people that are close to us, but anybody who needs a helping hand. I cant change the way anybody else thinks, or what they choose to do, but I can do my bit.”
– Charles de Lint