Durham High graduate is grand worthy advisor for Rainbow

As seen in the Chico ER on August 3rd.

Heidi Johnson, Chico-Paradise Rainbow Girls (Chico ER photo credit).

Heidi Johnson, Chico-Paradise Rainbow Girls (Chico ER photo credit).

Heidi Johnson, a 2016 graduate of Durham High School, was appointed to serve as grand worthy advisor of the California jurisdiction, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls. The appointment came while she was attending Grand Assembly, the organization’s annual state convention in Fresno.

Johnson, 18, has been an active member of Rainbow for the past five years. As grand worthy advisor, she will travel throughout the state and visit with each assembly. She will also represent California Rainbow at neighboring jurisdictions of Nevada and Washington/Idaho.

Johnson is the daughter of Greg and Lisa Johnson of Durham. She plans to attend St. Mary’s College in Moraga in the fall of 2017.

This summer, she is traveling to Rhode Island to attend the Supreme Assembly, the biennial international convention of Rainbow.

Heidi has researched and chosen a state-wide service project, “A Place Called Home,” a nonprofit organization in Los Angeles with the focus of education for inner-city youth. She will promote this endeavor during her travels. Members of California Rainbow will work to raise funds for A Place Called Home all year. She will also help plan the next California Grand Assembly, where she will preside in April 2017 and where the proceeds will be announced and presented to A Place Called Home.

Rainbow is a service organization open to girls ages 11-20. Members develop many personal skills including public speaking, event planning, self-confidence and community service.

Johnson is a member of Chico-Paradise Assembly which meets at Chico-Leland Stanford Lodge #111. She has participated in Relay for Life, helps with the Paradise Simple Gesture food collection program, and volunteers with various nonprofit groups and organizations.