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Doddridge County Student Honored for Volunteer Work

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A Doddridge County Middle School student has won a big award.

Julian Harrington is a sixth grade student, who spends all of his time volunteering.

On Wednesday, he became one of only two students in the state to win the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.

Harrington said he has volunteered for many years and helped a lot of people.

"I was watching TV when I was seven years old, and I saw that Haiti had their bad earthquake and I just felt like I wanted to help, and it started from there. I actually didn't think I was going to make this but it feels great to do it and now I get rewarded for it and even get to go to Washington D.C.," said Harrington.

Harrington has raised $1,600 for two families who lost their homes to a fire in Salem. He gave his birthday money for the earthquake in Haiti, raised $1,500 for two food pantries, and $1,000 for Project Lifesaver.

His mom said she couldn't be more proud of the work he's done.

"I'm very proud of him. It started when he was seven years old and every little thing he does it makes me more proud every day," said Julie Roberts, Harrington's mother.

Harrington will join 101 other honorees in Washington in May and will compete to become one of the top ten volunteers in the country.

Harrington won $1,000 as a state honoree, and he said he will donate half of the prize to charity.