Making a Difference
In honor of Make a Difference Day, the seventh grade worked together to make a quilt. The theme for the quilt is Peace Through Service. Each seventh grade student designed a quilt square showing an act of service in our community (reading to a younger child, recycling, working in the Childrens Garden, etc.). The students worked to complete this project in Advisory class during the week of October 22-27. The finished quilt will be auctioned off during the Empty Bowls dinner, and proceeds will be given to a charity of the seventh grades choice.
"I think this was a great idea. I learned to quilt! I am excited to see how much money we can make at the Empty Bowls Dinner." -- Meghan Nesburg
"My friends helped me when I didn't know what to do. We also had parents come to help, too. My square shows us raking leaves to help others." -- Amber Johnson
|"This project was fun.
It took time, but it got done. My square was for the food
pantry. It showed people serving food, which is a great
way we can help the community." -- Trevor
Nicholas Schmoke, Seventh Grade Class President, presents Toni Krueger, Manistee County Humane Society President, with a donation raised by Onekama students.
honor of "Make a Difference Day,"
seventh grade students at Onekama Consolidated Schools
worked together to make a quilt with the theme
"Peace Through Service." With guidance and
assistance from advisory teachers Mrs. Megan McCarthy and
Ms. Gretchen Eichberger, as well as many community
volunteers, each seventh grade student designed and
constructed a quilt square showing an act of service in
our community such as: reading to a younger child,
recycling, or working in the Childrens Garden.
Following the completion of the quilt, a raffle was held
to benefit the Manistee County Humane Society.
Tayler with quilt winner Sally Wagner