St. Michael School Principal Kevin Cullen stands behind student Natania Okoronkwo. Submitted photo

When Natania Okoronkwo, a first grader at St. Michael School in Augusta, was informed she would get to serve as “principal for a day” on Tuesday, April 5, her first thought was to use her newfound “power” to effect positive change.

“She decided to give everyone a dress down day for a donation of $2 or more per person,” said Principal Kevin Cullen, according to a news release from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland. “All of the proceeds would go to the people of Ukraine. Amazing.”

On Tuesday, Natania was welcomed into each classroom with a “Good Morning, Principal Natania,” as she made her way around the school collecting donations.

“In total, we raised close to $800 for the people of Ukraine,” said Cullen.

Marianne Pelletier, superintendent of Maine Catholic Schools, called Natania to thank her for her efforts.