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The cold air and drag of the wind did not dampen the spirits of Kyra Wernick, Marisa Wernick and Grace Styler. The three sixth-graders at Nichols School sold cookies and iced tea at the lakefront on Memorial Day to raise money for the annual Sandy McDermott Walk-a-Thon.

Nichols students hope to raise $20,000 to support the Family Care Center at Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, the Nichols PTA and a college scholarship fund established in honor of the late Ms. McDermott, a math teacher at the school until her sudden death in 2008.