Abbigail Hickman started Pins for Pets to raise money for the Tracy Animal Shelter, but the event recently earned her $1,000 for her college education.
The 10-year-old is one of five Sacramento-area children who won recognition this month through the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program. More than 37,000 people were nominated nationwide.
Abbigail, a competitive bowler, organized an all-day bowling fundraiser at West Valley Bowl after visiting the Tracy Animal Shelter to adopt a cat. Events in 2013 and 2014 raised more than $17,000.
Abbigail is the daughter of Sunee Hickman.
THS alumna earns degree
Meghan Gleason, a member of the Tracy High School Class of 2010, graduated in May from Boston University’s School of Management. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing.
Gleason now lives in Boston, her native city, and works as a marketing communications specialist at Setra, a sensor manufacturer in Boxboro, Mass.
At Tracy High, she participated in the Agricultural-Scientific Academy and California Scholarship Federation and ran cross-country and track for two years. At Jefferson School, she was co-valedictorian of her eighth-grade class. Her parents are Sherry and Peter Gleason of Tracy.