Jersey Proud: North Bergen 5th grader wins national kindness speech contest

Warren Pinnawalage says he takes pride in spreading kindness and motivating others.

News 12 Staff

Jun 14, 2024, 2:22 AM

Updated 31 days ago

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A North Bergen fifth grader won first place in the fifth annual kindness speech contest.
When he was just 9 years old, Warren Pinnawalage did a TEDx talk on bullying, and he already won the Presidential Volunteer Gold Service award.
Pinnawalage volunteers with the VFW and is a two-time Boys Scout Pinewood Derby winner.
He attends the John F. Kennedy Elementary School in North Bergen and is a member of the school choir, band and climate committee.
Pinnawalage says he takes pride in spreading kindness and motivating others.


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