Newcastle students ‘Cartwheel for a Cause’

March 5, 2013

NEW — 11:20 a.m. March 5, 2013

Newcastle Elementary School second graders Hannah Wand and Karina Fluegge have teamed up to  enter the Cartwheels for a Cause video contest in hopes of winning the grand prize of $5,000.

Inspired by their first grade teacher, Katie Tinnea, the girls created a short video in which they do cartwheels while reciting important facts about colon cancer.

The makers of the video that garners the most votes will receive a $5,000 donation to the cause of their choice, plus a personal prize of $1,000. If Hannah and Karina win, they plan on donating the $5,000 to the Colon Cancer Coalition, and giving the $1,000 award to Tinnea’s family. Read more