November 9 2018,  Saugus

A Saugus student among two honored for helping others


HONORED FOR HELPING OTHERS: Violet Saia (left) and Emma Hickey (right), fifth-graders at North Shore Christian School, recently received Student Service Awards for creative projects that help the lives of others. With them is NSCS Interim Administrative Head Renee Southard. (Courtesy Photo to The Saugus Advocate)

A Saugus fifth-grader at North Shore Christian School (NSCS) is among two students who were recently honored with the school’s Student Service Award. The awards recognize students for coming up with creative ways to impact the lives of others and placing the needs of others before their own and setting an exemplary model – for not only their peers to follow – but for all of us.

Violet Saia, of Saugus, a fifth-grader on the Lynn campus, received the award on Oct. 26 when NSCS held its Annual Fund Banquet at The Essex Room in Essex. She has been part of NSCS for six years. In addition to being a top student, she enjoys playing soccer and participating in Girl Scouts. Violet has also been a foster sister to 14 children in her home. Her passion for helping others led her to start her ministry, Violet’s Heart Ministry.

Her ministry consists of making bags for people to keep in their vehicles to minister to the homeless and others in need. The bags include hand warmers, socks, personal hygiene items, snacks and a note from Violet reminding them that they are loved by God!

Emma Hickey, a fifth-grader on NSCS’s Beverly campus, also received a Student Service Award. This is her seventh year as part of NSCS. In addition to being an enthusiastic student and a great friend to many, she enjoys playing violin and tennis and creating anything artistic.

Emma has a real passion for New Missions in Haiti along with underprivileged children from the Dominican Republic (DR). Each year she is involved in packing shoeboxes for Haiti. She also has raised money for kids of the DR. She raised enough for each student to receive a new pair of shoes. Emma has also raised money to buy Chromebooks for school. Emma is kindhearted, compassionate and passionate for those in need.

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