Memories of Julia Malsin live on with her teachers and classmates at Sherman School.
Julia lost her battle with aplastic anemia Jan. 27, 2012, at the age of 13.
In honor of their fellow student, Sherman's eighth-graders created a Web page, wrote letters to organizations, and collected donations for the Resource Room at Boston Children's Hospital.
That was where Julia, her family and her friends had created art projects, played games and enjoyed time together outside of her hospital room, said Sherman School teacher Joanne Barry.
``Many patients like Julia use this room every day," she said, "so as a tribute to her life, we worked on replenishing items such as arts and crafts supplies, sketch pads, journals and games for other patients to use."
For its efforts, Barry's eighth-grade class was recently selected by the state Student Advisory Council on Education and the Commissioner of Education as a statewide winner in the 2014 Challenge to Educational Citizenship Award.
"Because of the support of so many," Barry said, "we will also be able to donate items to Yale-New Haven Hospital, as well."