Esmeralda Nevarez Reyes
North Region
Chapter 1054 – Downieville High School
Adviser Lynn Fillo

Esmeralda Nevarez Reyes is a senior at Downieville Junior/Senior High School in Downieville California.  She has been very active  in CSF while serving as Treasurer and on the Valentines Day Fundraising Committee.  She has also participated in Cancer Awareness Walks, Sewed pillowcases for Children at Davis Hospital, Quilt to Auction for Artist’s in School program, Valentine’s Flower Sale, and as a CSF Peer Tutor. Active in the ASB at her school, she is currently the ASB president while also playing Basketball and Volleyball.

“She has been a well-received student writer for our local paper, The Mountain Messenger, reinforcing communication between the school and community.” says Lynn Fillo, her CSF Adviser, “She is the first person community organizers go to when they need help with an event.”

Susan Hopkins mirrors some of Mrs. Fillo’s thoughts, “I see Esmeralda as a creative problem solver, an excellent communicator, a thoughtful listener… all coming from her heart.  She is very much a “people person,” yet also someone who can take charge to get things accomplished.”  From all of her hard work, we know that she will go far.

Esmeralda sees community service as an important part of her life, “My proud small town is built on the roots of our community and helping one another.”

She plans to study Business Administration next fall at UCSC, CSU Sacramento, or CSU Chico.