FAIRFIELD - Some high school students in Fairfield are putting charity before themselves.

The students at Fairfield High Walter Fitzgerald campus received a $1,000 prize Thursday.

The school was recognized for its part in the Optimum Community "Charity Champions" fundraising program.

The money will be donated to the Daniel Trust Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to helping support orphaned children worldwide.

Optimum is the parent company of News 12 Connecticut.