Ann Nguyen, a first-year coach and AmeriCorps member from San Jose’s Santee Elementary was named 2010 Rookie of the Year earlier this year for her leadership and example. Among her many contribution, Ann created Santee’s Got Talent, a fundraiser to help the fifth graders attend a science camp. She organized every aspect of the event. She supervised daily rehearsals, developed the soundtrack, created costumes, did the makeup, recruited volunteers and promoted the event. It was the largest extracurricular draw ever for Santee, with more than 200 community supporters attending. The event raised nearly $3,000, which allowed the students to attend the camp. Ann has returned to Santee for a second year, and Santee's Got Talent will be repeated with a new program theme this November.

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