North Street School Students Raise Funds for Japan

Fundraising efforts collect nearly $2,400 for victims of earthquake and tsunami.

"Whiz Kids" is a weekly column featuring individual kids, youth groups, teens, and even teams, who wow us with their accomplishments. This week, we feature the third and fourth grade students of the North Street School, who showed generosity of heart and money in helping the disaster victims in Japan.

Students at North Street School

Accomplishment: The third and fourth grade students raised $2,394.52 for the victims of the tsunami and earthquake in Japan. The money was given to the American Red Cross. The students wore red and white (the colors of the Japanese flag) to call attention to their efforts and gathered donations from family and friends. Along the way, the students also learned a great deal about the country of Japan, their culture and the power of nature.

Keys to Awesomeness: The students at the North Street School showed compassion for people half a world away. They also showed tremendous teamwork and unity for a common cause.


Know a great kid who made Eagle Scout or did your local soccer team take the championship? How about a young child who helps mom or dad out around the house or shovelled the driveway? They could be our next Patch Whiz Kid honoree.

Each week, Tewksbury Patch will seek suggestions from readers for individual  kids, youth groups, teens, and even sports teams that wow us with their accomplishments. We want to hear about these amazing children and teens and select one each week as the Patch Whiz Kid.  Submit your nomination in our comment box below or e-mail the information to williamg@patch.com. Be sure to include all of the following information

●      Nominator's Name

●      Nominator's E-Mail

●      Whiz Kid's Name

●      Whiz Kid's Age

●      Whiz Kid's School

●      Whiz Kid's Accomplishment

●      Whiz Kid's Key to Awesomeness (what made him/her successful?)

If your nominee is selected, we'll contact you and assign a photographer to take a photo. For questions, e-mail williamg@patch.com.


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