The rest is free and clear, and in the college account.
Amaya said she always wanted to sell things and try to save money. Before popcorn, she tried her hand at other smaller ventures, including baked goods and handmade jewelry.
“I would usually stand outside in front of my house and wait for the neighbors to come home,” she said.
When Amaya decided to do something on a grander scale, it was popcorn that turned out to be the summer ticket for some serious financial savings.
Amaya hopes to continue her Kernels For College campaign throughout the school year. She hopes to secure some gigs at school and other community events.
“I will keep saving until I find a college and find out how much I need to save,” she said.
The next Concert on the Common is July 17 and features the Jamie Lynn Hart Band.