By Amy Maginnis-Honey
Esther Emenalom believes in giving back.
The Rodriguez High School senior is the recipient of this year’s Violet Richardson Award given by Soroptimist International of Central Solano County. It’s named after the first president of Soroptimist and is given to a young woman, 14-17, who is making a difference in her community.
Emenalom’s desire to give back is the result of her feeling blessed. She is the first generation of her family to be born in the United States. Her parents emigrated from Nigeria and have worked hard to reach the American dream.