News 8 WKBT is excited to recognize area students who are going above and beyond to give back in their communities by volunteering. Every month, one student will be selected for his or her dedication to helping others. Volunteer activities can include anything from assisting with children’s reading programs, helping at the food pantry, assisting with area fundraisers like the Relay for Life, or other acts of volunteerism within the community.

The student of the month will receive a $100 donation toward his or her volunteer activity or to a charity of his or her choice, a certificate of achievement and a sports bag.

If you know a student who is making a difference in the community, please nominate him or her below.

Students Making a Difference Stories

Students Making a Difference: Water for Africa

Kaytlyn put together two events to help raise money for her project which she called "Water for Africa."

Students Making a Difference: Anti-bullying campaign

Eighth grader Max Merrell has started his own t-shirt brand called "Me Infinity."

Students Making a Difference: CRHS Volunteer

Connor McCannon volunteers his time at the Coulee Region Humane Society.

Students Making a Difference: CMN Hero

Lindsay Schmidt is giving back to an organization that helped her so much when she was younger.

Students Making a Difference: Pink Panther Night

A West Salem Senior organizes a "Pink Panther Night" fundraiser to help in the fight against breast cancer.

Nominate a Student Making a Difference

To nominate a Student Making a Difference, fill in your name and contact information, and the name and school of your nominee.

Only students attending a K-12 school in WKBT's viewing area are eligible.


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How is this student making a difference?


Students Making a Difference Videos