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Make a Difference Fair at Scott Middle School

Scott Middle School held its annual Make A Difference Fair on Thursday, when sixth-grade students presented the culmination of months of research and writing about many of today’s societal issues - and how people can lend a helping hand.

Students from the 6A pod set up rows and rows of displays in the gym that displayed information about various causes and organizations. Family and community members were invited and encouraged to make donations to organizations of their choice. Examples of organizations included:

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • Food Bank of Lincoln
  • Autism Speaks
  • People’s City Mission
  • United Nations Refugee Agency
  • Veterans’ Community Project
  • Nebraska No Kill Canine Shelter

Sixth-graders at Scott have raised more $60,000 for nonprofits in the Lincoln community and around the world through this annual project.

The 6A language arts teachers have extended this “Make a Difference” theme into the classroom and incorporated it into the curriculum. Students are required to complete a research paper, a persuasive paper and give an oral presentation on their chosen topics and organizations.

One of the students, Oliva, said she learned a lot through the project. “It doesn’t matter where you’re from, what you look like, how old you are or who you are, you can still make a positive difference in the world.”

Said one of her classmates, Cali: “It’s a way the kids and adults alike can get educated and help stop the problems in our world.”

 


Published: April 12, 2019, Updated: April 12, 2019

"It doesn’t matter where you’re from, what you look like, how old you are or who you are, you can still make a positive difference in the world."

Olivia, a sixth-grader at Scott Middle School