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Published February 05, 2013, 05:35 PM

Grand Forks Teen Honored for Volunteer Service

A Grand Forks teen is being honored for her outstanding act of volunteerism with the Top Youth Volunteer Award.

A Grand Forks teen is being honored for her outstanding act of volunteerism with the Top Youth Volunteer Award.

17-year-old Nicolette Cariveau collected more than 3,500 pounds of aluminum can pop tops over the past five years to help pay for families to stay at a Ronald McDonald House. Nicolette was twelve years old when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor, leading her to help others going through similar situations. Nicolette's mom told her the exciting news Monday night. Her efforts so far have helped 48 families stay in the Ronald McDonald House while their children undergo treatment for serious medical conditions.

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