Declo Student Earns State Philanthropy Award

L: Emma Lyda; R: Courtney Schroeder; Back L: Aaron Lyda; Back R: Tim Fiscus, Brothers of Christ Motorcycle Club

Congratulations to Declo senior Emma Lyda and her State Philanthropy Award.

Idaho NonProfit Center with Idaho Philanthropy Day and Serve Idaho under the direction of the Governor's Office have combined forces to recognize volunteers and philanthropists statewide. Idaho Philanthropy Day is then celebrated statewide with award ceremonies to recognize the amazing philanthropic work of nonprofit organizations, foundations, businesses, and individuals nominated by their peers. The Idaho Philanthropy Day awards encompass the spirit of philanthropy including, time, talent, treasure, and involvement in the community.

Emma writes that “the work I am most proud of is the non- profit I formed with my sisters to bring awareness to #wordsmatter and my outreach and advocacy for suicide prevention and awareness. I have spoken to church organizations, spoken all over the Minidoka County School District, and other schools, to private parties and to my peers. I still love my reading buddies, still love making Thanksgiving dinners, painting nails with my senior sisters, still love making beds with SLP.”

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