The Broomfield Crossing Rotary Club honored 5th grader Stella Hostetter as the Emerald Elementary School "Citizen of the Month" at a March 18 presentation at the school's monthly assembly.  Stella was nominated for the award by her teachers, Melissa Tingley and Carrie Troxel, for her fundraising efforts on behalf of another local child who has had a serious illness and is fighting for life after having severe neurological damage as a result of the illness.  Stella has raised over $400 and also used her own birthday money to add to the fundraiser.

Rotary President Gary McKee, who noted that Stella's effort exemplifies Rotary's motto "Service Above Self," presented the award and a gift certificate to Barnes & Noble Books to Stella to honor her efforts.

Photo Caption -- Stella Hostetter, right, was presented the Broomfield Crossing Rotary Club's "Emerald Elementary Citizen of the Month" award from Rotary President Gary McKee and Emerald Principal Samara Williams at the March 18th assembly at the school (where Principal Williams was dressed to promote an upcoming Hawaiian Luau event at the school).
Thanks to Dan Jorgensen for his continued coordination of events with Emerald Elementary School.