Greenville Girl On A Mission To Save Sea Creatures

Casey Sokolovic of Greenville knows you don't have to be an adult to make a difference. Casey has spent the last three years on a mission to help save sea creatures and their habitats. She's only twelve years old.

When she was nine years old, Casey started a sea turtle conservation campaign called L.A.S.T., which stands for "Love A Sea Turtle." Casey says she was inspired to make a difference after visiting the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Topsail Island. And make a difference she has. Casey has raised more than $3,000 for her campaign.

One of the ways Casey has raised money is through selling sea turtle-shaped sugar cookies. Others can support Casey by purchasing a limited edition Casey Kit for $200. For details, click here.

Casey was one of the finalists in the running for Oceana's 2009 "Ocean Heroes" award. Ocean is the largest international organization focused solely on ocean conservation.

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  • by Survival Beachwear Location: on Dec 17, 2009 at 01:21 PM
    Great to see young people making a difference. Keep up the good work!
  • by Anonymous on Dec 15, 2009 at 03:04 PM
    It's so great to see a story about great positive people. Way to're will grow up to be great...hey, you already are. Lately when I log on to the news it's so depressing. Thank you for making me feel better today. :-)
  • by rick Location: nc on Dec 15, 2009 at 02:39 PM
    this girl rocks , thanks for your hard work
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Dec 15, 2009 at 02:38 PM
    Way to go little darling, bring on the sugar cookies.
  • by animal lover Location: greenville on Dec 15, 2009 at 09:26 AM
    Where can we purchase her sugar cookies?
  • by animal lover Location: greenville on Dec 15, 2009 at 09:24 AM
    What a wonderful thing for her to do! I wish more people would do something no matter what age they are! I have been to the turtle sanctuary as well and would love to help the turtles especially if i lived closer...she is definitely an inspiration to show us anyone can help!
  • by Brenda Location: Farmville on Dec 15, 2009 at 09:20 AM
    What a great story! If we all gave back like she did this world would be a better place.
  • by Proud Location: Belhaven NC on Dec 15, 2009 at 08:43 AM
    You go girl! Way to make a difference! What a good way to give back to society and such a good influence you will make on other children around you! Good luck and WITN we need MORE of these stories!
  • by Anonymous on Dec 15, 2009 at 08:14 AM
    Of course there would only be 3 comments up here including mine! Nothing for anyone to start a fight over. I think it is wonderful, postive and uplifting that this 12 year old has devoted her time to such a great cause! As an animal, beach, ocean critter lover.... I say thankyou to this precious child! I could not agree more with the other comments..we need to hear more stories like this!
  • by here Location: here on Dec 15, 2009 at 06:43 AM
    WITN, More of this!! I love a positive story! Especially around the holidays. What a wonderful young lady. Keep up the good work!!
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