Suzanne Johnson 2016/17 Award Winner
RVHS senior Suzanne Johnson received the Violet Richardson Award, which recognizes young women between the ages of 14-17 who make the community and world a better place through their volunteer efforts.
Guadalupe Ruiz 2015/16 Award Winner
Guadalupe Ruiz is this year's Violet Richardson Award winner for her many years of volunteer work with the Rio Vista Food Pantry.
The Violet Richardson Award honors young women between the ages of 14 and 17 for volunteer action such as fighting drugs, crime and violence, cleaning up the environment and working to end discrimination and poverty.
The award is named after Violet Richardson, the president of the first Soroptimist club in Alameda County in 1921. Richardson believed in personal responsibility and the motto, “It's what you do that counts.” She lived her life accordingly, as an active member in her community who was committed to creating opportunities for girls and young women. Soroptimist established this award to honor the memory of this unique woman and her dedication to volunteer action.