Cupcakes and Compassion
photos by Zeena Gregg Photography
Tayah Bolt Has Spent Her Young Life Realizing the Needs of Others
Many students spend their time doing homework or sports, possibly playing a video game here or there. Tayah Bolt, in addition to maintaining a 4.0 GPA at Torrey Pines High School, bakes cupcakes. And more cupcakes. And more and more cupcakes, staying up until midnight on many nights for orders to be delivered the next day.
A high school entrepreneur? No, Tayah Bolt is a high school humanitarian. A humanitarian from way back, who began baking cupcakes in fifth grade in exchange for people donating to Toys for Thailand, an organization that provides goods and services for orphaned, abandoned, and refugee children in Thailand. “I have been traveling internationally since I was five,” Tayah shared. “It is hard to turn your back on poverty.”
Tayah was awarded for her humanitarian work effort in Thailand for the Maehongson Province School District, and received a Certificate of Appreciation for her efforts to support Huay Pooling School from the Maehongson Education Association.
Torrey Pines is a beloved place for Tayah, where she enjoys marine biology and teachers who are challenging but with a good sense of humor.
If you see Tayah Bolt around town, go up to her and give her a big hug, because now you know how much she really cares. [box title=”At a Glance” color=”#993300″]
Name: Tayah Bolt
School: Torrey Pines High Schoo
Grade: 10th grade
Parents: Dad – Rory Bolt, Mom – Lise Flocken
Siblings: Adam (23), Hunter (19), Carter (6), Sara (2)