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Reno- (NV) A middle school student has turned her love for her sister into a full blown campaign to protect kids with peanut allergies and she is News Four's Class Act Award Winner.
Recently evening anchor Shelby Sheehan surprised Depoali Middle School student Melissa Gallagher during class with the award.
Melissa and her family started something called "Peanut Patrol" 4 years ago to bring awareness and knowledge to the community about the dangers of the allergy.
Her sister Molly, has the life threatening allergy and Melissa is always acting as a second set of eyes and ears to protect her sister from having a reaction.
Melissa and her sister are trying to bring awareness about bullying that often happens with children who have food allergies through the Peanut Patrol.
They also just held the Peanut Patrol's 4th Annual Bowling Tournament that raised about 3500 dollars to help with differnet causes in the community.
Congratulations toi Melissa Gallagher, News Four's Class Act Award Winner!