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Students Find Joy in Helping Others

Mitchell Corner helped Wyatt Miller search through racks of winter clothes, bins with hats and mittens, and storage tubs filled with children’s boots to find just the right winter gear for a student in need at McFall Elementary. Lillian Lienesch’s middle school service learning class has taken over operations of the Classmates Care program. With the help of middle school “Links” students like Corner, Lienesch’s special needs students sort and organize the clothing donations, take orders as they come in from different schools, and fill and deliver the orders to students in the district.
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Students Collect Stuffed Animals to Bring Comfort to Children

Big bears, little dogs, rainbow rabbits, and pink lions - all collected by Thornapple Kellogg Middle School students to bring smiles to faces of children. The Teen Leadership classes at the middle school take on different community service projects throughout the year. This quarter, students decided to give to a local charity started by another young person.
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From Schoolyard Garden to School Plate

by Jaye Beeler for School News Network - At the middle school, a learning garden designed by resource room teacher Amanda Forman hums along with flat-leaf parsley, Thai basil and burpless cucumber, which is a nearly seedless, sweeter and thinner-skinned variety than typical supermarket cukes.
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Students Told to Never Forget Events of 9-11-01

An eerie quiet fell over a crowd gathered for the first Barry County Patriot Day Ceremony as everyone listened to the sound of airplane engines fly over Middleville – four planes from the Hastings Fly Club simulating the four planes used in the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks on America. “Remember one thing from this. Remember this day. Never forget,” said Charlie Pullen as he paused briefly to keep his emotions in check as he spoke to the crowd gathered at Middleville's Sesquicentennial Park Sept. 11.
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TKMS Girl Continues Her Gift of Giving

Allison Wilbur got Play-Doh, children's books, coloring books, craft supplies and children's toys for her birthday – not typical gifts for a 14-year-old girl. But the gifts weren't really for her. The gifts were collected or purchased by Wilbur to donate to the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital so children who have to spend time in the hospital have something fun to do.
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TK Junior Equestrian Teams Earn First Place Honors

Two Thornapple Kellogg junior equestrian teams earned first place honors in their divisions at the recent District 19 meet at the Barry County Fairgrounds. All riders are in fifth through eighth grades. TK had enough team members to make two teams for the district competition. Team members are Emma Fabiano, Thea Zellmer, Paige Zellmer, Sara Willshire, Madeline Coe, Emma VanderHeide, Kendra Coe, Eva Corson, Ainsley Oliver, Ashlynn Parks, Lindsey DeJong, Aubrey Reiffer, Maleah Bailey, Kendall Kamphuis, Katie Schorr, and Hanna Hollis.
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