Cranmer, Nusbaum honored at Children’s Champion Breakfast


IMAGE / Courtesy of Makayla Nusbaum

Mrs. Corrine Walworth, (l to r), Superintendent Kevin Walworth, senior Makayla Nusbaum, senior Shelby Cranmer, and Principal Brian Wiskur attended the Children’s Champion Breakfast as Nusbaum and Cranmer received recognition for their charitable acts Friday, Feb. 7.

Seniors Shelby Cranmer and Makayla Nusbaum were honored at the Children’s Champions Breakfast Friday, Feb. 7, at the Riverfront Banquet Center in Flint.

The Children’s Champion Awards were started in 1955 to honor community members for benefiting children.

Cranmer is thankful to be able to attend the breakfast and plans to help other foundations.

“It’s huge to be recognized for all that I do,” Cranmer said. “After we ate the breakfast, I listened to amazing stories like the Big Blue House Foundation, which helps children that come from abuse. I started planning what I can do next and how I can help these foundations. The Big Blue House stuck out to me the most.”

Cranmer raised money for charity, which led her to be nominated for the award.

“I actually raised money for a charity called Ele’s Place over the course of a year,” Cranmer said. “Ele’s Place helps grieving children and families. I ended up raising $12,000 within the year.”

Cranmer got involved by actively listening to stories and thinking of ways she could help.

Nusbaum is honored to be able to represent KHS at the breakfast.

“I got to sit among others in the community doing great things and I got to hear amazing stories from people and companies that are truly making a difference for children,” Nusbaum said. “It was inspiring. I felt honored being there among those amazing role models.”

Nusbaum has worked in many volunteer settings, which allowed her to be nominated for such award.

“Since I am in NHS and Student Council, there are plenty of service opportunities,” Nusbaum said. “I volunteer at my church coaching cheerleading. I also help teach on Sundays and I’ve babysat.”