William Floyd Middle School students participated in an essay contest stemming from their involvement in Rachel’s Challenge, a powerful school program created to effect positive change in schools and communities around the world. The theme of the essay contest was: “If you had $100 and could not keep it, who would you give it to and why?”
Seventh grader Danielle Greenberg, the winner of the contest, said that she would give $100 to The Curvy Girls, a support group for teenagers who have been diagnosed with scoliosis.
In her essay, Danielle, who is also a member of the support group, wrote that she would like to donate the money to assist and raise the spirits of someone afflicted with scoliosis. “What I would suggest to the Curvy Girls is to make a basket or get a gift for someone who is in the hospital recovering from surgery,” she stated. “I would also want to buy brace worthy clothing for girls who can’t otherwise afford it,” she noted, adding that it might help improve self-confidence.
Danielle was surprised at the seventh-grade awards ceremony with a bouquet of flowers, a visit from Leah Stolz, the teenager founder of The Curvy Girls of Long Island and a large check for $100 donated to the organization in her name.