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10 Stories about Kids Who Made a Difference this Year

As the school year winds to a close, revisit these stories about students who are working to make Darien—and the world beyond—a better place.

Hunter Long knows that he and Hunter Himes, injured in a late February accident, share more than a name: They also share strength.

Eighth-grader Mike Roberge wrote, edited and produced the minute-and-a-half long animated clip.

Students, teachers, firefighters and police officers shaved their heads Friday, raising more than $17,000 for pediatric cancer research.

Sixty-five shavees and student group fundraisers contributed to the total.

The Cancer Smashers event raised funds to benefit the Robert H. Lurie Center at Northwestern University.

Ishan Nath spent his elementary school years in Darien. Next stop for the Stanford senior: Oxford.

Students made cards and wrote letters to Illinois men and women who will be serving at Landstuhl Medical Center over the holidays.

The senior has dedicated himself to several extra-curricular activities.

students paid their respects to veterans living at the retirement home through personalized letters.

Students wore orange Wednesday to show their support of students who are victims of bullying.

Teresa Avci June 01, 2012 at 12:10 PM
Thank you to Lauren & the Darien Patch for featuring all of these inspiring stories! Congratulations to all of these students on their dedication and service, and congratulations to the teachers, parents and friends who encourage them every day.

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