A few weeks ago, our Upper School students raised $6,700 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Virginia. As one of our own middle school students (Liesl Boysworth) has battled leukemia, this service opportunity held a special place in the hearts of our students, and they embraced the project whole-heartedly.
On the Friday of the first week of giving, Mrs. Webb’s freshman homeroom turned in almost $900.00! Excited by the generosity of the class, the IMPACT students–who were helping coordinate the fundraiser–brought it to the attention of Mrs. Cox. Upon further investigation, Mrs. Cox learned that over $800.00 of the donations for that homeroom had been donated by a single student—Trinity Zuniga—who had been saving the money to purchase a new flute.
A member of the FCS band and the Enduring Freedom Honor Band, Trinity has been playing on a hand-me-down flute she received from a family friend when she began taking Band in 4th grade. For over three years, Trinity faithfully set aside money toward a new flute and planned to purchase it after Christmas with the $800 she had saved.
However, she was so moved by the story of Liesl Boysworth’s fight against leukemia that she decided to donate every cent she had saved to the fundraiser. The contribution was made quietly and humbly, and Mrs. Cox even met with her privately to confirm that it was truly what she wanted. According to Mrs. Cox, Trinity “was resolute—the flute would have to wait.”
Trinity’s selflessness and compassion so moved the teachers and staff at FCS that they began making donations toward the purchase of the flute Trinity had been saving for. Thanks to the generosity of Robersons Music, the teachers and staff at FCS, and an anonymous donor, we are pleased to present this Yamaha YFL 362 Flute which retails for $1,500.
Additionally, Roberson’s Music is donating 6 weeks of one on one lessons to Trinity to help her learn her new instrument.
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who made this possible for one incredible student!