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Ashley Reckers

4th Grade Student

Gold Ridge Elementary School

Ashley Reckers is nine years old and in 4th grade at Gold Ridge Elementary School in Folsom, CA.

She is a former Junior Bulldogs Cheerleader, Girl Scout powerhouse cookie seller (selling over 300 boxes of cookies), straight A Honor Student, singer, dancer, piano player, and is active in church and community. But it’s not just these accomplishments that make Ashley a Star Student. It’s this nine year old’s desire to help others. Of her own accord and in an effort to make a difference, Ashley reached out to the Sacramento Children’s Home to see how she could help. In addition to a coin drive at school, Ashley donated 754 diapers (sizes N-5), 72 pullups, 24 onsies, 4 refill boxes of formula, and 6 boxes of wipes. This is a wonderful example of children helping children. Recently, Ashley accepted the ALS ice-bucket challenge, and donated the full $100 she raised in honor of her late great-grandmother who had ALS. Currently, she’s selling hand-made clay pots and giving the proceeds to “Run for Courage,” a charity aimed at stopping human trafficking. Ashley is one determined public school 4th grader who’s making a difference in her world. Thanks for your hard work, Ashley!