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National Charity League seniors culminate 6 years of philanthropy

CARLSBAD — The 21 girls who comprise the 2011 class of the National Charity League’s San Diego del Norte Chapter culminated six years of philanthropy during the senior presentation ceremony March 26 at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort.
The local chapter, which was founded 21 years ago, draws its members primarily from Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Olivenhain and La Jolla.
This year’s Ticktockers, as the girls are known, include Kari Lynn Benirschke, Brittany Lee Bushor, Andrea McClain Butler, Emilee Grace Butts, Samantha Paige Caras, Kelsey Marshall Conger, Ann Marilyn Francis, Kendal Brook Glatthorn, Courtney Francesca Jessop King, Kristin Virginia May, Paige Anne Minteer, Samantha Frances Moroney, Blake Elizabeth Mossy, Allison Joan Pfingst, Nicole Stephanie Pleskow, Allison Kathryn Rombach, Paula Elaine Schloss, Gina Marie Schoelen, Katarina Margarete Schwab, Ashley-Brooke Charity Summerhays and Kathryn Elizabeth Zolezzi.
National Charity League is a nonprofit organization founded more than 50 years ago to foster the mother-daughter relationship through community service, leadership development and cultural experiences.
The girls become
members while in seventh grade. Each year they are required to perform at least 25 hours of philanthropic work. This year’s senior class volunteered at a variety of organizations throughout the county, including the Blind Community Center, Casa de Amparo Family Recovery Center, the George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Center, Helen Woodward Animal Center, Meals on Wheels, Special Olympics, Social Services of La Jolla, American Cancer Society, Helen Bernardy Center for Medically Fragile Children and Military Outreach Ministries Camp Pendleton.
As a senior class the girls renovated a cottage at San Pasqual Academy, a 238-acre residential education campus in Escondido for foster teens.