Heard in the Halls: 3.4.15
A kindergarten and fourth-grade class at Bayless Elementary School, along with other students across the Bayless School District, created hundreds of valentines that were delivered to home-bound seniors through the Mid-East Area Agency on Aging Meals on Wheels program. This was the second year for the program. (Pictured above)
After reading The Giving Tree, the story of a tree that selflessly helps a young boy as he grows up, North Glendale Elementary students came up with their own version of a giving tree to help a local charity. They chose Angels’ Arms, a nonprofit that provides loving homes to foster siblings. Students wrote suggested items from a wish list on heart-shaped leaves for families to remove and fulfill. All donated items will be delivered to the nonprofit.
Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School hosted its Small Hands … Big Difference event for Martin Luther King Day, offering students a way to engage in social activism by assembling homemade soup packets for a local food pantry, making pet toys for animals at The Humane Society and planting microgreens, among other activities.
Westminster Christian Academy senior Josh Sumner of Boy Scout Troop 314 in Webster Groves recently completed his Eagle Scout project. Assisted by 12 other scouts, Sumner built and installed three bookcases for the Ready Readers program at Agape Academy & Child Development Center in University City. He also coordinated a book drive to stock the shelves, collecting nearly 100 books.
The Mission Compassion Club, which partners with organizations worldwide on service projects, hosted a pancake feast at Kirkwood High School to raise money for two North Glendale Elementary students to attend Camp Barnabas together. The summer camp is for children with special needs and their siblings. Thanks to the more than 150 event attendees, along with donations from event caterer Chris’ Cakes and the Recreation Council of St. Louis, the breakfast raised enough to cover camp tuition for Libby Bush, who has Down syndrome, and her sister Katie.
MICDS senior James Gornet was named a semifinalist from a field of 1,700 applicants in the Intel National Talent Search Competition, for his research proposal on DNA-based computing. The prestigious competition is the oldest of its kind in the nation and honors high school seniors on their research and potential as leaders in the scientific community.
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