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Class delivers blankets to Norton Children's Hospital
Reading assignment leads to unique service project at ACMS
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By Wes Feese
Media Relations, Adair County Schools
Students in Cindy Walker's eighth grade advanced reading class traveled to Louisville last month to deliver handmade blankets to Norton Children's Hospital, after reading a book - "Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie" - about a child battling cancer.
Inspired by the book to help real people in the protagonist's situation, the students made, by hand, more than two dozen blankets to be given to patients at the hospital. "I planned on delivering them myself, but the students wouldn't have it," Walker says. "They said we'll do fundraisers, we'll raise money, but we have to go."
The project is especially relatable to the class because one of its students, Connor Anderson, is a cancer survivor. While studying the book, Connor shared his experiences with the class and explained some of the challenges that the book might have left out.
Walker is incredibly proud of her students for their efforts and enthusiasm. "These kids are awesome," Walker says. "They have big hearts and they're always willing to give and do for others."
This story was posted on 2017-05-09 09:34:23
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