March 15, 2008

Ticktockers honored for their achievements

Seventeen young women, who are members of the Ticktocker Class of 2008 of the Burbank Chapter of the National Charity League, were honored for their volunteer achievements at the annual Senior Presentation at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel on Feb. 17.

Kate Alley, daughter of Cheri and Michael Alley, said she really enjoyed helping others in the community. She and her mom earned the Mother Daughter award three of their six years in Charity League.


Avery Archie, daughter of Lee Gonsalves and Arcellious Archie, noted that her favorite experience with her mom was working with the ChildShare organization.

Maia Caravantes-Popp is the daughter of Bonnie Popp and Randolf Caravantes. Her most memorable experience was when a man donated a full grocery basket of food to BTAC.

Samantha Carletta is the daughter of Liz and David Carletta. Samantha is grateful for the friendships she has made.

Stephanie Chantland, daughter of Gina and James Chantland, said she will carry what she’s learned from this experience throughout the rest of her life.

Melissa Copping is the daughter of Pat and Matthew Copping. Charity League has inspired her to continue philanthropic work on the college level, she said.

Caitlyn Cwik, daughter of Carol and Ronald Cwik, said her favorite experience was working the Tierra Del Sol Fall Festival with her mom.

Ivana Ezrol is the daughter of Sarita Ezrol. Ivana feels that Charity League enhanced her leadership qualities and gave her more confidence. .

Melanie Fielder is the daughter of Carol and Mark Fielder. Melanie said Charity League has helped her create and renew friendships with girls she otherwise might not have done on her own.

Megan Gorman, daughter of Dale and Michael Gorman, has learned how easy it is to help others by donating just a bit of your time, she said.

Audra Kenney is the daughter of Ginny Kenney. Audra has been given the opportunity to grow within and contribute to her community, as well as realize how very fortunate she is, she said.

Hilary Khoury is the daughter of May and SamKhoury. She has learned that doing the smallest thing, like making sack lunches for BTAC, can make a huge difference in someone’s life, she said.

Lauren Ortega is the daughter of Alice Cardenas and Adrian Ortega. Her most memorable experience, she said, was working at Santa’s Closet.

Kristina Ortiz is the daughter of Joan Ortiz and Steven Ortiz. In Charity League, she said, she’s learned how give back to the community and how to make life-long friends.

Courtney Picciolo, daughter of Debbie and JohnPicciolo, believes her time with Charity League has given her experience at planning events, learning proper etiquette and interacting with other young women.

Emma Register is the daughter of Pat and David Register. Volunteering with Charity League’s philanthropies has taught her to be a kinder person and to treat everyone with the respect they deserve, she said.

Melissa Sorich is the daughter of Janice and Michael Sorich. Charity League has helped her understand the gift of giving to others and has given her a better understanding of life, she said.

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