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Patch Whiz Kid of the Week: Shirina Braun

Meet Haverford-Havertown Patch's Whiz Kid of the week Shirina Braun, who created a website through which she sells her own original artwork and donates the proceeds to the fight to cure Alzheimer's.

Haverford-Havertown Patch is seeking suggestions from readers for
individual kids, youth groups, teens, and even sports teams that wow us with their accomplishments. This week, we highlight high school student Shirina Braun.

Whiz Kid's Name: Shirina Braun

Whiz Kid's Age: 15 years old

Whiz Kid's School: Haverford High School

Whiz Kid's Accomplishment

In 2008, a year after her grandmother passed away from Alzheimer's disease, Shirina Braun took action and started her own charitable foundation called Art4Alzheimer's. She created a website through which she sells her own original artwork and donates the proceeds to the fight to cure Alzheimer's. Now a high school sophomore, Braun has brought her foundation into her school and started the official Art4Alzhemier's club. The group is off to a good start and has already completed two bake sales to raise funds. In the new year they will begin a candy sale. Braun is also entering an essay contest with the hope to secure funds to start an online school store at Haverford High School where the school's many charitable groups, including Art4Alzheimer's, can sell their goods.

Whiz Kid's Key to Awesomeness

Shirina is a motivated, kind, hard-working and bright student. Her entrepreneurial spirit has made Art4Alzheimer's a success, and her warm heart draws other to follow in her footsteps.

Ronna Scheier January 08, 2013 at 12:30 PM
Shirina...so proud of you and your accomplishments!! I am not surprised to hear about your endeavor knowing your character and kindness. Mrs. Scheier
Beth D'Addono January 09, 2013 at 06:00 PM
Brains and beauty certainly run in your family! Super proud to know you and watch you grow into a lovely young lady with the help of your terrific family. Lots of love - WAY TO GO!!!
Lis Braun January 09, 2013 at 06:30 PM
You're special. You've always been special. You'll no doubt always be special! Thanks for being in this world and for being SPECIAL! (is that spelled right?) You do make a difference, what a love.
Susan Barbella January 10, 2013 at 01:50 AM
Congratulations, Shirina! We are happy to see you receive this acknowledgement for all your good works. Love, The Barbellas

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