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Students from Lairon Elementary at Uvas Canyon Co. Park, San Jose, CA

This is Lilia. As a 5th grader she came on her first adventure with me. She was the most energetic backpacker, carrying a pack almost as bug as she was and never complaining once.
Ten years and dozens of trips later she is now an Inner City Outings volunteer. Giving back to the community, she is the perfect role model for kids just like her! As a veteran of many trips, it gave me the greatest pleasure seeing her grow up and become what she is now. In HS she won a championship wrestling belt and now in college continues to kick butt and study as well. Having her and 2 sisters in my class I have a very special relationship with the whole family. I love this girl, she is the best!!!!

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Comment by Larry Volpe on December 15, 2010 at 11:44pm

This is Lilia. As a 5th grader she came on her first adventure with me. She was the most energetic backpacker, carrying a pack almost as bug as she was and never complaining once.

Ten years and dozens of trips later she is now an Inner City Outings volunteer. Giving back to the community, she is the perfect role model for kids just like her! As a veteran of many trips, it gave me the greatest pleasure seeing her grow up and become what she is now. In HS she won a championship wrestling belt and now in college continues to kick butt and study as well. Having her and 2 sisters in my class I have a very special relationship with the whole family. I love this girl, she is the best!!!!

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