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Klickitat High School students collect, decorate, deliver presents for those in need



KLICKITAT LEADERSHIP CLASS: Students from Klickitat High School dropped off presents and donations at the Klickitat food bank as part of their leadership class activities.

A class of Klickitat High School students descended upon the Klickitat food bank last Thursday to drop off shoebox presents and other donations for people in need in the community. It was the final day activity for Klickitat’s Leadership class of 21 ninth and 10th grade students. The shoebox presents were a class project led by Brandon Segui, Jordan Templeton, Jacob Kemrer, and Logan Foix.

The entire class participated by helping collect donations and decorating and delivering the boxes. Each box had a variety of personal items such as razors, socks, bandages, soap, and hand sanitizers.

The shoebox presents were just one of several projects that the students accomplished during the current school year. Other projects and the students who led them were: homecoming celebration and collection of funds donated to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure cancer fund, led by Barbara Schlangen; treats and helping to make soft puppets with kindergarten and first grade students, led by Kelsie Mack and Candice Templeton; hat and glove drive collecting hats and gloves from around the community to be kept in a collection box that students can access at school, led by Nicolle Oldfield and Jade Erickson; noon-hour 3-on-3 basketball tournament for students in fifth through eighth grades, led by Mitchell Sanchey and Nathan Erickson; organized break activities for the Reach program, an after-school study class, led by Mason Knowland and Tim Lambert; street side trash collection from around town, led by Tina Lambert and Storm Foix; creating collages celebrating the school volleyball team used during the 1B tournament and to be on display at the school with a similar one for basketball, led by Kyann Kessinger and Alyssa Atchley; and a project to repaint the hallways of the school with a design approved by school administration and painting to be completed in coming weeks, led by Ashley Odle, Summer Knowland, Keandra Kessinger, and Samantha Moss.

Such projects help the students develop leadership and organizational skills during the first-quarter Leadership program. Some of the projects may continue to become culminating works required of seniors for graduation.


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