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Back row: Abbie Glenn, Alexis Henrichsmeyer, Alex Hoffert, Jazlyn Franz and Emma Vieth
Middle row: Joshua Schleich, Natalie Graber, Shelby Weber, Adam Knox, Justin Fowler and Levi Kruger
Bottom row: Sophia Yeazle, Trenton Harold, Brooklyn Summers and Cadence Shawgo

Washington-Monroe students become bracelet weavers for St. Jude's Hospital

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[February 25, 2014]  Alex Hoffert is a student in fourth grade at Washington-Monroe School in Lincoln. One night Alex was talking to his parents about making some of the popular rubber band bracelets and selling them to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. As they talked, they thought it might be good to ask the class to help and even see if the bracelets could be sold at school.

When Alex and his mom presented the idea to the class, his classmates were excited to take on the project with him. They love making these bracelets, and to make them to help other children was even better.

Alex's parents donated the supplies, so that all the money made on the bracelets could go directly to the hospital. The students who knew how to make the bracelets taught the other students and their teacher how to make them.

In January and February there were many, many recess periods that had to be spent indoors. The kids spent their recess time making the bracelets.

Many of the students have looms to make these bracelets, so they brought in the looms to help make more complicated bracelets.

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The students sold the bracelets for $1 before school Feb. 18-20.

"This was a great project for them to take on with such cold and snowy weather that kept us indoors for our recesses!" said Mrs. Wunderlin, fourth-grade teacher. "The kids and I were grateful for the support of Mrs. Yeazle and the other teachers as well as the students!!"

[Text from file received from Washington-Monroe staff]

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