The following editorial appeared in The Miami Herald on Tuesday, Feb. 8:

How inspiring. The fifth graders at Broward, Fla.’s North Side Elementary will get to go on a field trip to Washington after all because 10-year-old Daphnie Auguste took to heart the lessons she learned about the positive benefits of exercise and healthy foods.

Young Daphnie didn’t think it right that kids had to sell candy to pay for the trip. So she organized a successful boycott that, alas, left the school with no funds to pay for the trip. Hearing of the school’s plight, donors from around the country sent checks to pay for the trips.

The contributors include Veronica Atkins, widow of the man who created the Atkins diet.

Bravo, Daphnie!

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