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News Article: Durham teens win thousands for charity

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DURHAM -- Thanks to the work of some bright Grade 10 students with great presentation skills, a couple of local charities are getting needed donations.

A student from Donald A. Wilson Secondary School in Whitby and a group from Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School in Courtice have won $5,000 each for the charities of their choice.

MacKenzie Harris of Donald A. Wilson chose The Denise House as the charity she'd like to support when she took part in the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative, a signature program of the Toskan Casale Foundation. The Denise House is an emergency shelter for abused women and their children.

YPI encourages high school students to actively participate in the betterment of their communities. Once a school enrolls in YPI, all students in a selected grade level take part in YPI as a project within a regular academic course. After making presentations in front of other students and a panel of judges, winners are given $5,000 to donate to a charity of their choice.

"It's got to be grassroots,"said James Cook, Donald A. Wilson Canadian World Studies department head.

MacKenzie's presentation was part of her civics class.

She made a two-minute video that"took hours and hours."

But the hard work was worth it.

"It was probably the most amazing opportunity of my life,"said MacKenzie.


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Knights of Columbus Carl Anderson Thursday, 08 August 2013

Knights of Columbus Carl Anderson

Its good that the youngster's are involved in the good causes like charity, donations. You all are doing good job.

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