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‘Tis the Season for High School Students Giving Back


This news story was published on December 18, 2011.
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High school students enrolled in the NIACC/Britt Health Careers Academy will present some special gifts to 56 residents in the Good Samaritan Care Center in Forest City on Friday, December 16.

“This comes just in time for the holiday season,” said Dianne Trautman, Britt Health Careers Academy instructor for Composition & Speech.

There are six Forest City students, seven Garner-Hayfield students, one student from Lake Mills and nine from West Hancock, for a total of 23 students.  Students had little time to work on their blankets in class, so they did most of the work on their own time.

Ashleigh Hobscheidt, a West Hancock senior, likes the idea of giving back. “For me, it was fun learning how to crochet because I have not done it before.  Knowing that the blankets we made are for other people and not us, feels good because the blankets will mean a lot to the people that receive them,” she said.

Sarah Legge, a senior at Garner-Hayfield, agreed with Ashleigh.  “The fact that we, as a class, can do something to help others just in time for the Christmas season helps us give back.”

Haley Krull, a senior at Lake Mills added that it was a lot of fun. “I’m so proud of our students for taking the time to give something so special to the residents of the care center,” Trautman said.

Last year blankets were presented to the Concord Care Center in Garner and the year before to West View Care Center in Britt.

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