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Dec 15, 2014 6:05 PM

3rd grader from Derry wins national award for American Heart Association contributions


DERRY - A third grader from Derry receives a national award for raising a lot of money for the the American Heart Association.

Today an assembly was held at Barka Elementary School in honor of 3rd grader Emma Turner. Emma raised $2,250 in the Jump Rope For Heart event.

For raising the most money, Emma was awarded several prizes, all of which she donated to charity - including four Celtics tickets which she donated to the Make A Wish Foundation.

The Heart Association's Young Heart Leadership Award recognizes one young person in America who demonstrates leadership in action.

Emma said, "I raised money and got prizes for my hard work, and I decided to donate all the prizes to a charity in a hospital."

Her father, Greg Turner said, I'm really proud. She's a dynamite kid. She really is."

If you're wondering what motivated Emma to do so much for the American Heart Association, last summer Emma's mother survived a heart attack and Emma's young cousin died a few years ago from pulmonary disease.


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