Liberty Curtin students become ‘global citizens’

PHOTO PROVIDED BY PRELLA SMITH/LIBERTY-CURTIN Students from Mrs. Smith’s fourth-grade class at Liberty-Curtin hold up the amount of money they raised through Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF.

BLANCHARD — Prella Smith’s fourth-grade class at Liberty-Curtin Elementary School has focused on some positive “change” as they participated in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF.

The fourth grade class collected all the change that they could in a two-week period to help those in need in suffering countries.

After learning what living conditions were like in other parts of the world, they were more than eager to get started. They set a class goal of $100.00 and more than doubled their goal. The fourth grade class raised a grand total of $251.26.

With the money raised they were able to purchase a School-in-a-Box to help 40 refugee kids learn and heal, and a box of therapeutic food (150 packets) to save malnourished children.

“Mrs. Smith has taught us that some kids don’t have what we do,” said student Emma Dickey. “I liked helping so that they could have some of those things.”

Another student, Evan Jeirles, commented, “It made me feel good to help others. I think everyone should help one another.”

Instilling a passion and an ever growing empathy for others will certainly prove positive as global citizens and as citizens in our own community.