Binghamton West Middle School 7th grader receives Akshar All-Star award

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - State Senator Fred Akshar continues his quest to honor local students who make a difference in and out of the classroom.

Binghamton West Middle School 7th Grader Cormari Wachuku is the latest Akshar All Star.

She was surprised with the honor Thursday in her 3rd period Spanish Class.

Wachuku is a member of Girls Learn International, an organization that helps bring learning opportunities to girls around the world who are less fortunate.

She's working on a fundraiser to fund school supplies for girls in a school in India.

Wachuku says she's focused and wants to stay on the right track.

"Now is the age where you have to step up your game. 7th and 8th grade determine where your life is going to be.  High school will either keep you on the right track or lead you downhill," said Wachuku.

Wachuku is one of four students receiving the honor Thursday.

All Akshar All Stars receive a certificate, t-shirt, and a challenge coin.

Over 20 students have received the recognition so far.

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