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Dr. Stevens awards second youngster with computer

By The Mercury

The latest recipient of a gift computer from a local dentist is a Bluemont School fourth grader.

Destiny Jones was named Wednesday as winner of the computer by Dr. Roger Stevens, who periodically gives them away to promote children doing good deeds.

Jones, 9, devoted two months to collecting recyclables from her neighbors and then donating the proceeds to the local Humane Society.

“I choose to help our neighbors to recycle because we can all make the world a cleaner place if we just recycle more and throw away less.” said Jones.

She said she chose to give the money to the Humane Society because she loves animals.

The contest, which ended April 30, was open to any youth 18 years of age and under. Children submitted an essay about a good deed they have accomplished.

“We all have an interest in providing a stable foundation of healthy values to our youngsters,” Stevens said. “I believe that children deserve a helping hand to make their own choice of what is right or wrong and to make their own choices of how to reach their goals without compromising their morals.”

Jones will receive her computer next Tuesday.

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