Cindy Lea Arbelbide -
2010 Honoree

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Tthe first Don to be a member of the USA Track & Field team, Cindy '67 returned to SBHS in 1973 to establish the girls cross country and track squads with the CC team achieving an undefeated season and ranking second in Southern CIF. As a pioneer victim advocate, she organized the first national victim's library and legislative data base, was the first Director of Training at the National Organization for Victim Assistance in Washington, D. C., and a citizen trainer at the FBI Training Academy. Her interest in presidential history and unique events for children led to authoring the first children's book to be published by the White House. The White House Easter Egg Roll was introduced in 1997 by then First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and reissued by First Lady Laura Bush in 2001. A contributing writer to the National Archives magazine PROLOGUE, Cindy's commentary was heard on NPR and XM radio.





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