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Cool Kid of the Week

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10-year-old Hannah Clark of Roanoke knows a good idea when she hears one! When our newest Cool Kid of the Week heard a previous Cool Kid honoree talk about raising money for a good cause, she was quick to follow suit!

Back in January, Hannah heard AJ Salmon of Pekin on Doing Life with the Traceys talking about his "I Hate Cancer Club". AJ also talked about the ways he'd been raising money for St Jude Children's Research Hospital by organizing "casual dress" days at different schools. Students were allowed to participate in those days for a small fee and all funds collected went to the hospital.

Hannah thought AJ had a great idea and decided to put it to the test on behalf of a cause close to her heart. The fourth-grader wrote a letter to the principal of Sowers Elementary in Roanoke asking permission to organize a "Pay a Dollar and Wear Mismatched Clothing" day for the fourth grade classes at her school. Hannah's goal was to raise money for Special Olympics. She helped write the letter that was distributed to the students and parents and collected the money from those who took part in the day. Hannah and her classmates raised more than $200 for Special Olympics!

When she's not finding ways to help others, Hannah enjoys dancing, reading, drawing, and activities at Eureka Bible Church where she's been attending for about 10 months. Her favorite subjects in school are math and reading. Hear more from Hannah Clark this afternoon at 4:11 when she joins us on Doing Life with the Traceys on WCIC.

Know a student who deserves to be named Cool Kid of the Week? Nominate him or her today. Like Hannah, every Cool Kid receives a Cool Kid of the Week Prize Pack: a WCIC t-Shirt, a special keychain, and passes for two at Landmark Cinemas in Peoria!

Way to go, Hannah, keep up the great work for Jesus!

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