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Buckeye Youth Council member gives back to community

Post Date:06/20/2019 12:57 pm

Faithlyn Sullenger has volunteered over 600 hours to the city of Buckeye over the past four years. She has been a member of the Buckeye Youth Council for the past three-and-a-half years, serving one term as Secretary, and this past year as Chair.    Buckeye Council presents key to city to Youth Council Faithlyn

Recently, Ms. Sullenger spearheaded the Treats for Troops campaign, a month-long effort to collect items for care packages to send to our troops. She partnered with Blue Star Moms of the Southwest Valley and together, they sent 66 packages to local soldiers serving overseas.

She also volunteered at countless city events including the Buckeye Air Fair, Demolition Derby, Veterans Day Parade and Independence Day celebration, all while attending high school at Buckeye Union and working two part-time jobs. Faithlyn is a cashier at Walmart and also a caregiver to a senior.

At school, she was active in numerous clubs including President of the National Honor Society and a member of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.

She did all this, while maintaining a 4.2 GPA.

Faithlyn graduated from Buckeye Union High School this past May, and is attending Northern Arizona University this Fall to study nursing. She received a full scholarship for the entire four years. She plans to be a traveling nurse, specializing in trauma and emergency after she graduates.

For all her efforts and contributions to the city, Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck presented her a Key to the City at the June 18 City Council meeting.

Visit the Buckeye Youth Council webpage to learn more.

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