Boardman students use creativity for good cause

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – Kids at West Boulevard Elementary in Boardman received awards Wednesday for helping the community through creativity.

The school partnered with Animal Charity Humane Society and asked the students to put their thoughts in words and pictures.

Kindergartener students and first graders drew pictures, while second and third graders wrote a few sentences about caring for animals and why it is important. Fourth graders wrote short essays about a cause close to them and how they might help with a fundraiser.

The winner of the fourth-grade essay wrote about helping Animal Charity and will serve as chairperson for one of their fundraisers.

“She wanted to do something with Animal Charity. That wasn’t required, it just happened to be that the teachers decided that was the best entry,” said Jason Cooke, president of Animal Charity Humane Society. “We will work with her on how she wants to go about promoting it and we will give her all the tools she needs to make it a big success.”

Cooke said he hopes to grow the partnership next year and work with all of Boardman’s elementary schools.

The top winners from each grade received a t-shirt, key chain, and $60 in gift cards.

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