Noah Severns award goes to Del Mar sixth-grader


For her bravery and courage, Del Mar sixth-grader Brielle Carre recently received an award during the sixth-grade promotion ceremony at Del Mar Hills Academy.

The Noah Severns Award for Bravery and Courage is named in honor of Noah Severns, who attended Del Mar Hills Academy from kindergarten through sixth grade, when he lost his battle with cancer in 2010.

The following year, the school established the award and placed a bench in the school garden in his memory.

“Brielle is very modest, and she doesn’t know how strong and courageous she truly is, whether it be in school or as the only girl on her baseball team,” said Brielle’s mother, Susan Carre. “As her parent, I am honored Brielle is being presented with such a meaningful award in memory of such a special boy.”

Brielle has health sensitivities that are not contagious, Carre said. Because of this, she has had to make adjustments in all aspects of her life — school, activities, the foods she eats.

Despite physical challenges, Brielle has excelled in school and remained an athlete. She is the only girl on her Solana Beach Little League team. Recently, her team received trophies for winning the AAA division with a 13-2 record.