Peyton Medick, founder of Peyton's Promise, poses for a photo with her brother, Christian, after collecting food from a local food drive. Peyton is a finalist in the Prudential Spirit of Community national award program for her work to end hunger in the Wausau area and beyond.
What started as a simple goal to end childhood hunger has grown into an organization that aims to end hunger in the Wausau area and beyond, and its young founder soon could add another award to her growing list of achievements.
Peyton Medick, 15, started Peyton's Promise when she was just 8 years old after she saw a news broadcast about children her age who went to bed hungry at night. Now, the high school student is a finalist for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award, a national youth recognition program based on volunteer community service.
Peyton already won the state high school honoree ...