VALLEY SUN ALL-STAR Karlie Vinceri:

Whether she’s dancing or donating her hair for Locks of Love, this week’s CV Sun All-Star is a delight to those who know her.

All-Star Karlie Vinceri, 6, is a first-grade student at Valley View Elementary School.

“Karlie has a pleasant attitude and is well-liked by her peers. I’ve never seen her get mad at anyone or anything,” said Cheryl Hamel, first-grade teacher at Valley View.

Hamel said the youth excels in her studies, as well as being a friendly and cooperative student.

“She strives for excellence and always does her best,” Hamel added.

Karlie is the daughter of Sharon and Michael Vinceri of La Crescenta and the granddaughter of Carolyn Moffet, of La Cañada. Karlie has a brother, Scott, 9, a fourth-grader at Valley View.

Karlie enjoys animals and has a fish, named Snacker, a tadpole, named Lucky, and a cluster of ladybugs, named The Polka Dots.

Karlie loves to dance and has been refining her craft at Revolution Dance Center in Tujunga for about four years. She hopes to become either a professional dancer or a teacher when she grows up.

She also enjoys math, science, social studies, art, reading, writing and swimming.

Karlie recently donated about 12 inches of her hair to Locks of Love, an organization that makes wigs for children who have lost their hair for medical reasons.

She became interested in helping that organization because her grandma, Moffet, has cancer and is currently going through treatments at the City of Hope.

Karlie said she likes to help other people and she’s glad her hair was able to make other children happy and more comfortable.

Charlotte Briner, who works at Valley View Elementary School, submitted Karlie’s nomination to be a CV All-Star, because of her attitude and gracious gift of her hair to Locks of Love.

“It is deeply touching to realize she been touched by a loved one with cancer and yet she is responding in such a compassionate and caring way,” Briner said.


IF YOU’D LIKE TO NOMINATE an exceptional young person who lives in the Crescenta Valley or is a student here to be a Valley Sun All-Star, call (818) 790-8774, ext. 19, or e-mail ruth.longoria@latimes.com.

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