Third-graders bake their way to helping Lolita | KUDOS
June 19, 2012 · Updated 1:41 PM
Three third-grade students decided to make a difference by holding a bake sale to raise funds for the release of Lolita, the killer whale caught in Puget Sound over 40 years ago. Lolita has been kept in a dolphin tank at the Miami Aquarium, which is now in serious need of repair.
Danisha Martinez, Chyler White and Samantha Boyle, along with the help of Savana Rempa, raised $31. The three girls were inspired after hearing the story of Lolita from their music teacher as she explained the story behind the “Come Home Lolita” song written by the Shifty Sailors.
The money will be sent to the Orca Network with the hopes of assisting in the release or retirement of Lolita. The girls have also mailed letters to the Miami Aquarium pleading for Lolita to be sent home.