Jim Duncan is a friend and fellow member in the West Orange County chapter of LeTip. Jim has been active in both Huntington Beach and Costa Mesa communities for two decades and one of his passions is helping kids. Every year, Jim partners with Estancia High School (Costa Mesa), Costa Mesa High School and Huntington Beach High School to recognize kids who have demonstrated excellence in their studies, while working at least 10 hours a week. Each student that is selected receives a cash award, lunch for the student and parents and a certificate of achievement.
Jim has been bugging me to participate for a couple of years now and this time I decided to join in. It was a very inspiring day! These kids had aspirations that ranged from being a military pilot to a child psychiatrist, and everything in between, and I am privileged to have been a participant. Needless to say, I’ll be doing again in future years.
My “student” was Ms. Vivianna Almanza Merida, the aforementioned aspiring child psychiatrist. With her GPA and work ethic, there is no doubt that she can accomplish anything she sets her mind to.
I wish her every success!