By Kaleena Schmittler
The Read Aloud project was created to instill a love of reading to Keith County children and give them tools to manage their feelings when they are frustrated.
WELCOME BAG PROJECT
By Ambassadors-Student Council-Barrett Miller, Kaleena Schmittler, Myah Morken, Sophia Harman, Colton King, Alex Rado Zavala, Kevin Diaz Rodriguez, Arya Dethlets, Emma Hardie. Mentor/Sponsor: Ms. Jennie Coggins,
Ms. Sandy Waitley
The Welcome Bag project provided a welcome bag created by the students. The bags provide a friendly introduction and welcome to new middle school students in Ogallala. Students receiving a bag are escorted to their classroom by an ambassador.
YOUNGER CHILDREN ARE GREATER THAN YOU THINK
By: Kayley Matney, Amira Morrissette, Maddie Rasmussen, Nova Williams. Mentor: Mrs. Heather Orth
This group wanted to give area pre-school and kindergarten children equipment for hands-on learning. They were able to present a cozy cube, sensory tables (including tongs and tools) for a fun learning environment.
PEACE, LOVE, ROCKS!
By: Collins Cone, Marley Arndt, Lilah Pruett, Aubrie Law Mentors: Mrs. Heather Orth, Mrs. Laura Kemp
Peace, Love, Rocks provided color, creativity, positivity, and connection in Keith County. The group acquired, cleaned and painted rocks. The rocks were then placed throughout town to brighten the day of anyone lucky enough to find one and take it home!
DON'T SWEAT IT! PET IT!
By: Cooper DeCastro, Riggs O'Neil, Bryson Castor,
Alex Brinkeman. Mentor: Mrs. Heather Orth
The Don't Sweat It! Pet It! project was used to plant two trees, a linden and a cottonwood, on the south and west side of the Ogallala Animal Shelter. This will provide shade and a cool spot for animals residing at the shelter.
By: Asher Brunkhorst, Trecin Meyer, John Elmshauser.
Mentor: Mrs. Heather Orth
The Fur-Ever Friends project provided printed information along with public presentations on how to take care of your cat and dog. The group also promoted the use of microchips to protect against lost pets.
By: Addie Miller Mentor: Steph Miller
The Wreck'Em Racks project provided basketball racks and air pumps so student basketball players and rec. center visitors would have access and the ability to inflate flat balls.