Sixth-grader’s annual project will help a fellow student
Each year, sixth-graders at Clinton Elementary School participate in a project called “Clinton Strong.”
They are encouraged to complete a community project or commit to learning a new skill/talent over the course of the year.
Matthew Denton and Zayden Ford wasted no time getting started this year.
They are now taking orders for dog bandanas in sizes small, medium, and large, for $10 each.
They are also selling bracelets for $2. All proceeds will go toward helping a current Clinton City Schools student, Owen Webb, receive a therapy dog and associated training.
Owen is the son of Clinton Elementary’s fifth-grade teacher and Blaze girls basketball Coach Christin Webb. He was born with Krabbe’s Disease, a rare disorder.
Matthew Denton wrote a formal request to Director Kelly Johnson to receive special permission to sell the bandanas at each Blaze home basketball game.
The request was immediately approved. Orders can also be placed by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Their Clinton Strong goal is to raise $1,000 toward this worthwhile project.
The boys will present the results of their Clinton Strong project in the spring with other sixth-graders.
“We have seen some amazing results from our Clinton Strong projects over the past several years,” Johnson said.
“Students have published books, solved community problems, and discovered new interests and talents. This open-ended project allows students to be creative and innovative.
“This particular project is special because it is allowing our current students to use their time and abilities to benefit another student in our system,” Johnson said..
“The pride already exhibited in these two young men is a testament that it is better to give than to receive. They are learning a great life lesson while helping a fellow classmate.
“I look forward to hearing about all the upcoming Clinton Strong projects.”