A local student has made a record-breaking discovery.
Neko Wong, a Grade 4 Beairsto Elementary student, has made it into the Guinness World Record books.
The Coldstream girl found a sand dollar bigger than her head in El Sargenta, Mexico, on the beach. It is 16.5 cm (6.49 inches) and 51 grams, apparently the largest sand dollar in the world.
Neko received her award in the mail last week after undergoing the process to validate her find.
“Neko was hoping to do a presentation at school on sand dollars, but with school being suspended, that is unlikely to happen,” said mom Silping.