Child Identification Service Project of Kylie Stutheit Successful
Child identification kits were presented to parents of 130 children Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Auburn Senior Center.
“It was really good. It met our expectations,” said Terri Bishop, whose daughter, Kylie Stutheit, organized the project.
Auburn Police Department officers and community volunteers took DNA samples and fingerprints. Heights and weights of children were recorded. A photo of each child was taken.
There was a wide diverse age range of children whose parents brought them to have the information collected, Bishop said. The ages ranged from two months to 17 years.
“We had a lot of great feedback. Kylie was excited,” Bishop said.
There will be another child identification project next spring, she said.
Stutheit selected the child identification activity as her community service project for the National American Miss program. In November, Stutheit will compete in the National American Miss Pageant at Anaheim, Calif. She is a seventh grader at Auburn Middle School.