The Teen and Parent Service Society (TAPS) would like to congratulate its graduating senior class of 2021. Alongside rigorous school routines, sports, jobs and other commitments, these young women have served in various ways throughout our local community over the past four years.
To each of these young women, we wish you well in your next endeavor, knowing that you will strive for success and continue to make a difference. Congratulations!
During her years in TAPS, Sarah especially enjoyed hanging out with the kids while serving at Love-A-Child for April’s Angels. After graduation, Sarah will be attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and plans to study Sociology.
One of Zoë’s favorite memories of her TAPS service includes the Fall Festival. She fondly remembers how she and the other girls came together, each doing their part to serve the community. In the fall, Zoë is heading off to Northeastern University where she will study Cell and Molecular Biology.
After graduation, Alexis is planning to attend UC Irvine where she will major in Chemistry. Holiday TAPS meetings are among Alexis’ fondest memories as the girls gathered for fun and festivities while working on various service projects together.
After graduation, Alina is looking forward to attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. One of her favorite TAPS memories was managing the “fishing” booth for the April’s Angels event at Love-A-Child Mission. She enjoyed helping the children “fish” for a stuffed animal to take home. Photo by Studio One Photography
Livvy plans to attend Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah in the fall. She will be studying Physiology and Developmental Biology. Shooting hoops and decorating cookies with kids at Love-A-Child were among her favorite memories while serving in TAPS.
After graduation Ella is heading off to UC Davis, majoring in Biology. During her time serving in TAPS, she loved spending time reading with children at their school and then helping them pick out books to take home to enjoy with their families.
One of Hannah’s favorite memories from serving in TAPS was bonding with the children at JUMP IN and helping to teach them how to swim. After graduation, Hannah is planning to attend CU Boulder and will be studying Economics.
After graduation, Ava plans to attend San Diego State University to continue her interest in International Relations. One of her most special memories was connecting with the children at the April’s Angels festival. It was rewarding to see them smile when they won a game and were able to take home a new stuffed animal.
In the fall, Emily plans to attend UCSB to study Psychology and Neuroscience. One special memory from her years in TAPS was shopping for gifts for Adopt-A-Family. These gifts were purchased uniquely for each family, helping to make their holidays special.
After graduation, Lindsey will be attending Grand Canyon University where she will be studying Biology with an emphasis in Pre-Physical Therapy. One of her favorite memories from her years in TAPS is sorting food at the food bank with her friends and classmates.
TAPS is a community service organization of local high school girls and parents who are committed to volunteer and serve those in need throughout Walnut Creek and the bay area. If interested in our organization please go to Tapservice.org for more information.
By Alissa Rollins, Resident since 2013