Mary Rita Rhode is a fine example of an individual who truly represents the needs of the Sunnyside community and the Lower Valley region. She pioneered Nuestra Casa, a charitable agency that has provided essential services to many, including English instruction and other educational support.
She was an instructor at Heritage University in its developmental years, and has been a tireless volunteer in countless community projects, some in collaboration with the Sunnyside School District.
Mary Rita would be an excellent addition to the Sunnyside School Board.
/s/ Sonja McDaniel, Sunnyside