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1st Annual Zach's Backpacks Event
1st Annual Zach's Backpacks Event
Olympia CUSD 16
Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Zach Hawkins, a 2014 graduate of Olympia High School, unexpectedly passed away in the spring of 2020.  In memory and honor of his life, his mother and grandmother decided to give back to the Olympia District.  They created the Zachary Ryan Hawkins Foundation and plan to annually donate backpacks to the students of Olympia West Elementary.  Zach's family are long-time Olympia residents and wanted to give back in Zach's name. Zach's mom, Angel Hawkins, works as a paraprofessional at Olympia West, and she and Zach's grandmother, Sharon Pitts, wanted to do something special in Zach's honor.  Their family purchased all the backpacks that will be provided to Olympia West families in need.   We are so grateful that they are thinking of our students during this difficult time!