Remember, a true friend reaches for your hand and touches your heart.
Natalie Tinti is a student in the fourth grade at the Vintage Hills Elementary School in Southern California. With her passion and talent of illustrating, she has won many awards for her excellence. Back in 2004, as a five-year-old, Natalie won first place for the poster contest at the 4th Annual Artists Event hosted by Great Graphics Bella & Animal Friends of the Valleys. That same year, she achieved first place for the Visual Arts Primary Division at her school for the Reflections theme “A Different Kind of Hero.” In 2007, her art piece was placed in the Promenade Mall at the Youth Art Exhibition hosted by the Temecula Valley Art Council. Recently, Natalie's book, Sewing a Friendship, was awarded a Silver Medal in the 2009 award contest hosted by the nationally recognized Readers Favorite Book Reviews under the Children-Chapter category. In addition, Miss Tinti received a certificate of achievement and was recognized as an honor student at her elementary school.
Currently, Natalie is helping to promote the theme “Kindness is Cool” at her elementary school. This includes assisting others by writing gratitude letters to students in response to their kindness. Through these efforts Natalie stresses the importance of friendships and how students should persevere in being nice to everyone.
Temecula, CA USA
Silver Medal in Children-Chapter Category from Readers Favorites Book Reviews
1.February 6,2010 (Saturday)
1:00 pm-2:30 pm with presentation
41539 Kalmia St., St#108, Murrieta, CA 92562
2.February 13, 2010 (Saturday)9:00 pm-noon
Temecula Dance Company, South Location,
28404 Felix Valdez Road, Temecula, CA 92590
Sewing a Friendship
Meeka, Sokron, Jonsy, and Nina are the best of friends and are excited about the start of summer! Their
adventure begins with getting out of school and talking about a pink sleepover. Then, they find an
invitation to a fashion show. But things do not run smoothly when Kiki Shaver gets in the way. Will
the girls still be able to have fun and participate in the fashion show? As you read on, you will discover
a delightful story of how Kiki was able to turn her life around to learn how to sew wonderful friendships.
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