Supporters of Mia Garito, an 8-year-old Radnor girl at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for a bone marrow transplant to fight leukemia, gathered May 3 at McDonald's restaurant on Swedesford Road, Wayne, to have dinner and raise nearly $2,000 for the Mia Garito Foundation.
Teachers and staff from Mia's school, New Eagle Elementary in Wayne, operated the cash registers and take-out window. Nearly 300 members of the New Eagle community participated in the event.
Second graders made a huge banner with all their signatures for Mia. The girl received her second transplant May 8, with bone marrow donated by her brother, James.
Conestoga High School senior Carolyn Fox of Devon was selected from 8,000 applicants to be one of 100 regional winners in the 2007 Toyota Community Scholars Program.
Fox won $10,000, to be spent as scholarship money over four years. She will attend Middlebury College in Vermont in the fall.
Regional winners such as Fox competed to be one of 12 students receiving four-year scholarships valued at $20,000. Fox, one of only two regional winners from Pennsylvania, was not selected for a $20,000 scholarship.
In addition to her academic achievements, Fox spends time raising money to help children in crisis or poverty abroad.
The Academy of Notre Dame in Villanova was one of six high schools participating in the Delaware County Envirothon competition late last month at Ridley Creek State Park.
Each school fielded two teams. While Notre Dame failed to advance to the second round, its overall combined performance was good for a fourth-place finish.
An Envirothon is an environmental competition in which teams of five students, grades nine through 12, compete in their knowledge of subjects: soils, aquatics, wildlife, forestry, and alternative and renewable energy. Penncrest High School won the competition.