updated 5/11/2008 4:09:14 AM ET 2008-05-11T08:09:14

A Michigan school has a million thanks to give to a fourth-grader.

Ten-year-old Andrew Niemi of Carleton has been collecting pennies since a day after Christmas in 2006. He held fundraisers to reach his goal of 1 million. Niemi finally picked up his last cent in March.

Last week, Niemi presented a $10,000 check to St. Patrick Catholic School.

His mother, Connie Niemi, says the money will go toward equipment, including audiovisual hardware, two large classroom maps and a concrete bench for the peace garden.

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