The Michelson Award is awarded each year to a CSF senior based on essays submitted in response to an official prompt. This year, we received many excellent submissions. After a difficult judging process, our panel chose Marisa Estipona of Folsom High School as the recipient. We asked Marisa several questions about her CSF experience.
Why did you join CSF?
In middle school, CJSF was one of the few clubs offered to the students. CJSF is built upon community service and promoting education worldwide and I wanted to get involved in it. When I reached high school, I discovered CSF, a continuation of CJSF. Due to my middle school background with CJSF, I wanted to continue serving my community and make an impact on not only my local community, but also the world as a whole. I knew I could do this through CSF.
How have you been involved in your chapter’s activities?
I have been active in CSF throughout all of my high school career. The CSF service activities that I have participated in include Pennies for Patients (collecting money to help hospitalized children), Fall Food Drive for local families (collecting canned food and non-perishable items to give to local families in need), making Dog/Cat Blankets and Toys for a local animal hospital, making Christmas cards for the troops, making letters to breast cancer patients, Eggstravaganza (community event in which we assisted in stuffing eggs with toys, candies, and prizes for the annual Easter Egg Hunt), and Folsom High School Service Week, in which various service clubs joined together to provide the school body with a opportunities to participate in a service project each day of the week.
What are your post-graduation plans?
I will be attending UC Davis, and plan on studying Biological Sciences in the hopes of becoming either a medical doctor or dentist.
Congratulations to Marisa!