Students have big hearts

Michelle DeShon

Herald Staff Writer



Barberton Middle School seventh-grader, Arthur Bennett, got a surprise during a Christmas white elephant gift exchange.

Arthur is part of a 29-student vocal performance group, the Magic Juniors, that travel and perform at the elementary schools, nursing homes and more.

After his sister accidentally stepped on his phone before Christmas, he was left without one. Two students in the Magic Juniors, Austin Yankovich and Josh Kurilko, decided they wanted him to have a new phone for the gift exchange.


For the full story, pick up the Thursday, Jan. 18 issue of The Barberton Herald.

To see a video of Arthur opening the gift, go to

1 Comment

  1. Bob Dolincheck on January 18, 2018 at 9:48 am

    Thanks, Barberton Herald! It’s a shame that larger publications focus so much on negative news.

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