CORONA DEL MAR — Some kids do it just for the free burgers.
But for Derek and Matthew Hanna, sweeping the lunch area at Harbor View Elementary School has become a point of pride.
The twin brothers volunteer extra play time each day to help the school custodian clean. They dart from napkin to straw, easing the burden of the janitors and setting an example for their classmates.
"It's good for the school," said Derek.
"It makes me feel good," added Matthew.
Recognizing their service, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District recently presented them a Starfish Award, which is given to students who have "made a difference by contributing a personal or collective effort for the benefit of others."
These fourth-graders come from a family of seven children, and their older brother started helping the Harbor View custodian clean up initially. Now that he's a fifth-grader and plays with his friends more, the twins have swept in to fill big brother's void.