October 6, 2016


Oct. 3, 2016—Fiest Elementary School third-grade student Zachary Bowles spent part of his summer serving at-risk children and families in Tarnaveri, Romania, with Another Child Foundation. While there, he quickly connected with the pre-school-age children. “Zachary has a big heart and a big awareness of others. As we watched him interact, there was never any hesitation in him, even with the language barrier,” said Jessica Huettel, Fiest kindergarten teacher, who also went on the trip. “He made friends and was able to see where some of the children live. It takes a lot of bravery to travel to an unknown place and to serve an unknown people. I’m really proud of him!”

School: Fiest Elementary School

Age: 8

Grade: 3


Accomplishments: Served at-risk children and families in Tarnaveri, Romania with Another Child Foundation.

Favorite class: Science. “I love all science things. I love experiments, figuring out how things work and why they are the way they are. I also really like to read.”

Favorite things to do after class: Taking drama lessons, playing on a YMCA soccer team, attending Awanas and playing with my brother and sister, Cameron and Zaley.

Favorite website: PebbleGo. “I can learn all about animals.”

Favorite TV show: Myles From Tomorrowland. “It’s about space travel and adventure.”

Favorite movie: The Jungle Book (cartoon version).

Ambition: “I want to be a paleontologist because I love dinosaurs. They are my favorite animal. I know more about dinosaurs and other animals than most people.”

What topics/things are you passionate about? Reading, traveling, animals and adventure.

What inspires you? Going to COF kids through my church, Community of Faith, and learning about how to serve others.

What three things can’t you live without? God, my family and my stuffed bear, B.

What are you most looking forward to this semester? “I’m excited to be a part of Fiest’s Name That Book competition this year.”

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