You may recognize Nina McCallie as a News Channel 6 Scholar Athlete, but this rising freshman at UGA is being given another honor tonight... for volunteerism.
Between school work, athletics, babysitting, church activities, and a part time job, this straight-A student found a way to raise thousands of dollars for the Cancer Center at Georgia Regents University.
Nina's not an average kid; she raises the bar and for herself and others... and that's why we're proud to present her with the Giving Your Best Award.
"That wasn't a small event for somebody that's 18-years-old, as busy a schedule as she keeps, and I'm just so proud of her."
George Inman is talking about his granddaughter, Nina.
"And I've been so amazed to watch this young lady grow into an adult over the past 18 years, going to all of her school and athletic events, and most especially for the cancer drive she did."
That's precicely why he nominated her for the Giving Your Best award.
As Homecoming Queen of Westminster Schools of Augusta, Nina chose to raise awareness about brain cancer.
"So this year I decided to do something fun that would involve not just the Westminster community but the whole Augusta community."
She called the event Breakaway From Brain Cancer and hosted it in honor of an uncle who was diagnosed with the disease three years ago.
"She did the idea, she went out and found the sponsors, she designed the t-shirts, she carried out the event at the river, she did the whole thing. And as I watched it I said, 'Wow! I can't believe that's she's done this on her own.' "
And earlier this summer, Nina presented a check for over $13,000 to the doctors and administrators at GRU Cancer Center.
"I couldn't have done it without the help of my friends and family, and sponsors, and people just rallying behind me of course."
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