Students donate $3,500 to benefit students, parents

Compass received a check for $3,500 Thursday compliments of students in a leadership class a Sheridan Junior High School. (Phoro by Pat Blair)

Students in a new leadership class at Sheridan Junior High School have raised over $3,500 to benefit other students and families through the Compass Center for Families parent liaison program.

Richelle Frankovic), who’s instructor for the program, said the class allows students to develop leadership skills while doing service-learning projects using a number of machines that she’s been able to acquire.

Frankovic explained how the students’ crafts turned into a fundraiser.

The result, Frankovic said, was that her students created eight baskets of items, both things they have made and donated items that they secured from local businesses.

Students draw the name of a winner in the basket raffle. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Frankovic said Compass was chosen as the recipient of the money raised because of the work that Compass does in assisting students and families at the junior high school. Frankovic said people from Compass work to help families in need with basics like heat and food.

Baskets contained a mix of items created by students in the leadership class and items donated by local businesses. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Students also spent two weeks selling raffle tickets, and raffle tickets were drawn for the winners Thursday at the school.



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Susan Carr
4 months ago

As the executive director of Compass I could not be in more awe of these students than I am! Thank you so much for thinking of us and the work we have been able to do at your school. This gift will go a very long way in helping families and student be successful! Thank you for putting your trust in us.