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A jolly good student

Stand and cheer for budding Bensonhurst philanthropist Eldin Feratovic, winner of a 32BJ Union scholarship, which is presented to the sons and daughters of union members.

Eldin, a former student at LaGuardia High School for Music and Arts in Manhattan, helped to organize fund-raisers that elevated awareness about human trafficking and child marriages in Uganda, and raised more than $5,000 to send girls to schools in Africa. The fund-raising scholar was able to do all the above and still maintain a 90 average in class.

Eldin advanced his goal to be a humanitarian by spending summer vacations in Montenegro, his father’s homeland, and helping to rebuild roads and address other quality of life issues.

“Sanitation in Montenegro is anything but sanitary,” says Eldin, who will attend Baruch College in the fall. “Garbage lines the roads and doubles as fencing for some villagers’ homes.”

Standing O offers this good Samaritan the very best success, and cannot wait to shout-out once again when he graduates.

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Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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