Liam Davis-Wallace, a 6th grader at George Washington Middle School, successfully completed his fundraiser Feb. 24.
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Tuesday, February 26
Liam Davis-Wallace swam at the YMCA on Monroe Avenue, biked and ran laps around his block in Alexandria's Rosemont neighborhood to raise money for children and families in Somalia. Although he started out with a goal of raising about $1,000, he raised $2,908 through his UNICEF fundraising event page. He completed 44 laps in all Feb 24.
Sixth grader Liam Davis-Wallace will swim, bike and run as many laps as he can with proceeds going to UNICEF for Somalian children and families in need.
George Washington Middle School student Liam Davis-Wallace was thinking about bones. Not just any kind of bones, but human bones. He was thinking of human bones that might be lying around on the ground. It was unnerving. It was part of the curriculum at school to help students better understand international affairs. The Alexandria City Public Schools study unit is related to an event planned for June on the National Mall—One Million Bones, a collaborative art installation recognizing victims and survivors who have been killed or displaced by genocides in Somalia, Burma, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Artists, activists and students are making “bones” to showcase the issue. “In my school I was told about Somalian suffering…