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Put A Little Heart Into It

Ashley Jensby

January 08, 2018

 

On December 20th, the Silver Lake high school students and staff went to help with Hearts & Hands Against Hunger. This organization helps to reduce the number of hungry children in the United States and helps starving families throughout the world. All of the ingredients, including high-quality white, long grain rice, vitamin-fortified, crushed soy, a dehydrated blend of six veggies, and vitamin and mineral powder, feed children and adults all over the world, giving them nutrition and a full stomach to help them throughout the day. The Silver Lake school helped make these nutrient-filled packages from 9:00 to 11:30, packing as many as 34,992 nutritious bags of food during that time.

All of this food packing for a good cause led to a couple days of fun! The two days before Christmas break, the Silver Lake students and staff had a lot of fun with the mini courses. One of these fun and educational courses was Egyptian Cuisine with Ms. Baker’s sister traveling from Egypt to teach the students some of the Egyptian culture. Student Nadia Trausch said, “My favorite part about the Egyptian cuisine was eating the food that we made.” Another popular course, being new to this year's fun activities, was Hydro dipping. With this course, students worked with Steve Pankoke to colorize various objects, including deer skulls, shoes, phone cases, and drinking cups. Even though there were a few not-so-ordinary courses, there were also plenty of ones students could do at home, which included baking, bath fizzies, sign making, wooden crafts, and grilling. There were also several other unordinary courses this year, such as pet grooming at the Pawliday Inn, a chicken farm tour, experiencing a day at the Gentart Pack in Holstein, car maintenance at the Aurora Coop, and a trip to a local feed lot. Thanks are given out to those who helped run the courses, and a big thank you goes to Mrs. Heldt for organizing all the fun sessions for a fantastic end to the semester.

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