WEST CHESTER, Ohio - At just 11-years-old, a West Chester fifth grader is improving his community daily.
Family and friends say Logan Grimes inspires them to be a better people and always keep a positive attitude.
At first glance, Grimes looks like a regular fifth grader, but he's not as his leadership skilled shine at Freedom School in West Chester.
“He's a leader among his classmates and peers here at Freedom. He shows great leadership skills, he's our student council representative; he does a great job on his academic work also,” said Terri Evick of Freedom School.
Grimes is an honor roll student and is extremely active in his community. He even helps raise money for the Life Center Organ Donor Network.
“My brother had a liver transplant, that's how I got involved in life center,” Grimes said.
Also, Grimes has a green thumb. He grew a garden in order to provide fresh produce for families who could not afford it.
“Well, one thing my uncle is a farmer and when I was a kid I would always go to his farm and stuff and the creek and all that kind of stuff, so I think that's where I got the like to garden,” said Grimes.
In the fall of 2011, Logan raked leaves to raise money and gave the donations to charity. Grimes says he plans to join a philanthropy organization in the future.
“I feel like I'm mostly just a normal kid, but the things that I do out of school it's kind of different from other people,” said Grimes. “I just kind of take responsibility, just stop fooling around sometimes and just try to become a leader and just do the work.”
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