Danny Romero from Channel 7 interviewing Pia Montanez and Madeleine Coppersmith – Courtesy photo
Madeleine Coppersmith (’16) and Pia Montanez (’17) are truly living Actions Not Words. Both students were selected as ABC’s Channel 7’s “Cool Kids.” Remarkable young men and women between the ages of 14 – 18 are nominated by the community and selected by ABC for this honor. For almost two years, Coppersmith and Montanez have been members of Villa Esperanza’s Service and Social club (SaS). After school, when Madeleine is not practicing soccer or swim and Pia is not fine-tuning her acting skills in Theatre Conservatory, they spend their free time working with SaS and helping mentally challenged seniors. As Madeleine and Pia shared with ABC’s Danny Romero, they receive joy from helping others, but it is the joy they see in others that is the most rewarding.
Mayfield Senior School Alumnus and 2013 Rose Queen, Vanessa Manjarrez (’13), started SaS in 2013. The program includes activities, arts, crafts, exercise and music. “To see our clients accomplish tasks and learn new skills is one of the things I enjoy most,” said Madeleine Coppersmith. It is the bond these two young women share with those they help that drives them to continue their service. Pia Montanez said, “We look forward to seeing them and knowing that they look forward to seeing us, is truly rewarding.” As Madeleine and Pia shared with ABC’s Danny Romero, they receive joy from helping others, but it is the joy they see in others that is the most rewarding. Madeleine and Pia are truly living Mayfield Senior Schools’ motto of Actions Not Words.
The segment is scheduled to air on January 25th on ABC 7, at 4:00 pm.