At age 10, Mallory Banks, daughter of Warren Middle School teacher Gina Banks, has already become a leader in her community, eagerly working to raise money for a cause very near to her heart. In honor of Autism Awareness month, Mallory, a fourth grader at McGinn Elementary School in Scotch Plains and an Autism New Jersey Junior Ambassador, raised $1,700 by holding a bake sale on April 21 at Parker Gardens in Scotch Plains.
“I want to find a cure for my brother Ethan,” she said. “He has autism and I love him very much. I know he loves me back.”