Courtesy of Christie Whiteside
Nevada Whiteside of Nevada raised $100 selling lemonade and donated the money to help Hawaiian monk seals.
Nevada girl, 9, raises funds to save Hawaiian monk seals
Bishop Museum scientist Ken Longenecker
has received a heartwarming $100 donation from a 9-year-old with the cool name of Nevada Whiteside
, who lives in -- you guessed it -- Nevada. Her check arrived with the wish that the money would be used to help save endangered Hawaiian monk seals. Nevada spent her summer selling lemonade to thirsty golfers on the fairway next to her Reno home. With temperatures topping 100 degrees, business was good. Nevada learned about the endangered monk seals in Hawaii while doing research for her second-grade school assignment at Hunter Lake Elementary. "She's an excellent writer and loves to read," said proud mom Christie Whiteside
. "When she finds something that interests her like the monk seals, then she shines." A big mahalo goes out to you, Nevada ...
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and Kristian Lei
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and June Chu
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, who sold the Star-Bulletin in the streets of downtown Honolulu during World War II, writes of people, places and things in our Hawaii. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org