7-year-old boy from Mohnton picked in Solar-Maid nationwide contest

MOHNTON, Pa. – The votes are in following a nationwide contest.

“Certain sufficient, inside there was the congratulations, your youngster Colton, has gained the spot on Solar-Maid’s “Board of Creativeness” for the upcoming 12 months,” mentioned Colton’s mother, Heather Brady.

7-year-old Colton from Mohnton is bringing house a high spot.

“I really feel particular,” Colton Brady mentioned.

As a celebration of his classmates, household and pals stood exterior of Brecknock Elementary with supportive indicators in hand – did he have any thought?

“No, not a clue,” mentioned Colton.

No clue, however now he is received $5,000 in direction of school, and one other $5,000 for his faculty.

“A verify coming to our faculty, to our kiddos, is simply an added bonus and I am unable to wait to see what we are able to get right here for the youngsters at Brecknock,” mentioned Principal Aaron Kopetski at Brecknock Elementary.

Plus, an April airplane journey to California to sit down on the Board of Creativeness for Solar-Maid Raisins awaits, and he is able to get proper to work.

“Make new taste raisins,” Colton mentioned.

Colton’s mother says this journey has impressed her son.

“We have been at Candy Journey and a pleasant woman acknowledged him and mentioned she’s been voting day-after-day and she or he handled him like a celeb. She mentioned you are the Colton I have been voting for,” mentioned Heather Brady.

It is a contest that has introduced the varsity neighborhood and the county collectively.

“Every part happening regionally, globally, a bit of bit of excellent information, smiles on individuals’s faces is what we’re after right here,” mentioned Kopetski.

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There’s been no scarcity of smiles Wednesday.

“It has been actually cool to see all the grins,” mentioned Brady.

And no scarcity of help for Colton from Mohnton.