7th-grader donates $15,000 in county fair winnings to St. Jude Children's Hospital

Posted: Updated:

A 7th-grader in northern Ohio is receiving praise for donating thousands of dollars in fair winnings. 

Western Reserve Schools said on Facebook that Diesel Pippert donated all of his $15,000 in livestock premiums from the Huron County Fair to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Western Reserve Schools added that Pippert made the donation at the Huron County Fair large animal sale. 

A young man lives amongst us who should be an example to us all. WR 7th grader Diesel Pippert donated all of his livestock premiums to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital today at the Huron County Fair large animal sale. His donation of $15,000 will help to find cures for young children and save lives. Diesel, you are a hero!

Contributing: WSYX

Check out these photos from across KAKEland snapped by our viewers, staff and local officials. Do you have pictures to share with us? Email them to news@kake.com.

MORE SLIDESHOWS HERE