BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The brother-sister team of Rory and Maeve McCracken, ages 16 and 11 of Baton Rouge, have been named a national winner of the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes.
Rory founded 'Kids Love the Gulf' four years ago in response to the BP Oil spill. He raised money to help rescue the animals injured by the oil spill by designing T-shirts and wristbands. He raised more than $8,000. He also wrote a book about the gulf. Maeve helped write the thank you letters.
Each year, the Barron Prize celebrates twenty-five inspiring, public-spirited young people from all across America who have made a significant positive difference to people and our planet. The top fifteen winners each receive a $5,000 cash award to support their service work or higher education.