(WBUR) — BOSTON — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on Monday honored a Dorchester third grade teacher who won a $150,000 online contest and donated the prize to her school.
Back around Thanksgiving, 26-year-old Nikki Bollerman casually entered an online contest called the #WishForOthers campaign.
“My #WishForOthers is that my vivacious, loving third-grade scholars all took a book home with them over December break,” Bollerman recounted at City Hall Monday.
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Contest sponsor Capitol One funded three books per kid, and then went further, awarding Bollerman one of the contest’s grand prizes of $150,000. Bollerman promptly donated the proceeds to her school, which got the attention of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.
“I want to thank Nikki for your kindness and your humility, and you are certainly a shining example of great things to the city of Boston,” Walsh said. “We are grateful for your hard work and generosity. You have inspired lots of people with your selfless act.”