Area Student Awarded Laptop For Thoughtful Act 6-03-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Area Student Awarded Laptop For Thoughtful Act 6-03-2010

One local eighth-grader was recognized in front of her school for caring so much about others.
Emily Riley, of Northeast Middle School in Midland, was awarded a brand new laptop computer from Maier and Associates Just For Kids charitable foundation Thursday.
Riley was chosen because she developed the idea to raise money for fellow student Bianca Larson’s funeral.
Larson was diagnosed with leukemia right before spring break and died while on break.
Riley wanted to help Larson’s family with funeral costs, so she designed a bracelet and sold them for a dollar.
“Her dad didn't have a lot of money to pay for it, and they were living in a Habitat for Humanity home,” said Riley. “There were things about her -- like she needed more."
Meier’s Just For Kids recognizes children in the Tri-County area who are doing good things and making the right decisions.
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