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Third-graders bake their way to helping Lolita | KUDOS

Danisha Martinez of Langley, Chyler White of Freeland and Samantha Boyle of Langley raised $31 to benefit Lolita, the killer whale kept in captivity in Miami. - Photo courtesy of Tiane White
Danisha Martinez of Langley, Chyler White of Freeland and Samantha Boyle of Langley raised $31 to benefit Lolita, the killer whale kept in captivity in Miami.
— image credit: Photo courtesy of Tiane White

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.

 

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