News Post

North Hills Campus Student Wins $1,000 for Humane Animal Rescue

At WT, innovative teaching and our City as Our Campus program take student learning beyond the classroom. The latest student to apply their WT education and values to the real world? Bella Iarrapino, a rising second grade student at the North Hills Campus.

Bella was recognized for "thinking also" of shelter animals as a Crayons and Collars Pawsitive Impact Kid. Bella, a long-time animal lover, puts WT's credo, "Think also of the comfort and the rights of others," into action – she regularly visits shelters to read to injured shelter animals, raises funds for shelters, and even makes catnip toys to donate to shelters at her "charity parties." As a Pawsitive Impact Kid, Bella's winnings included $1,000 grant and 300-pound cat litter donation to her favorite animal welfare organization, Humane Animal Rescue.

Bella's extraordinary commitment to animals also made the news: Check out this news clip of Bella receiving recognition for her "pawsitive" impact.

The Pawsitive Impact Kids program recognizes students in grades K-12 who go above and beyond to help animals. This program is sponsored by the Petco Foundation, Petco, and World's Best Cat Litter.