TaraOluwa (Tara) Soyomokun-Melendez loved being a fifth grader in Ms. Palmer’s class and she touched many of us in her short time here on Earth.  Her radiant spirit, love for all things musical, and passion for learning and science are lovingly remembered by her family and friends each day since her passing. 

Tara (from family)

To memorialize and honor her life’s impact on us all, the ARE 2018 fifth grade class will give a memorial to the school.  This memorial will consist of 2 parts, depending on the funds raised:

1)      Band Scholarship – Tara was a talented and enthusiastic trombonist in Summerglen Music’s Continuing Band at ARE.  Funds raised will go towards a tuition/instrument purchase scholarship for a child that wants to join band but cannot afford it.

2)      Memorial bench, birdbath or similar structure for the ARE school grounds – Funds raised will go towards a structure that will beautify the school grounds and serve as a lasting memorial of Tara’s life.

Click here to donate.  Please indicate “For Tara” in the special instructions. Donations in any amount are very appreciated.  Tara’s family kindly thanks you for sharing this link with family and friends privatelyPlease do not share on social media.