A Maine-Endwell High School Junior is bringing two cultures together with a very special project. Hannah Valentine is working to achieve the highest honor of girl scouts, the Gold Award. After the tragedy at the American Civic Association earlier this year, she had the idea of having 4th graders at Homer Brink write to students in the hometown where one of the victims lived. Almir Alves was from Brazil and was here doing post-doctorate work at Binghamton University when he was killed at the ACA. The letters will be translated if needed from English to Portuguese and vice versa. Hannah says, I thought about something that I wanted to do and accomplish with my project. I knew something that was important to me was spreading awareness and making people aware of diversity. Also, I wanted to help people in need. I knew that the children in Brazil live in an impoverished area. Hannah will also be collecting school supplies to send to the kids in Brazil.
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