BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. (KAKE) - A suburban Kansas City fifth grader was celebrated Tuesday after he raised enough money to pay of the student lunch debt for his entire school.

KMBC reports Thomas Ultican Elementary student Daken Kramer gave the Blue Springs district a check for the $7,300 he raised.

“He decided that he wanted to leave a legacy here at Thomas Ultican, which is what we teach our kids," teacher Kristi Haley said.

During the check presentation, the 11-year-old got something he wasn't expecting. Staff announced they were starting an annual award in his name.

A plaque listing the recipients of the Daken Kramer Legacy Award will hang outside the front office.

“We want to start teaching the fifth graders from day one next year what your legacy is going to be, and hopefully, we can continue this kindness," Haley said.

The district has over $150,000 in school lunch debt. Kramer was able to pay off debt for his elementary school and had some left to also help at a nearby high school.