Wendell Middle School


By Brittany Cooper

Wendell, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Centurylink picked Wendell Middle School as a recipient of a grant to better the community. The school chose to benefit Camp Rainbow Gold.

In the 13 years Robert Moore has been teaching...he's found that textbooks aren't used as often.

Moore says, "we're finding other ways to get involved."

And that's where the $3,000 grant comes into play.

Centurylink asked eight middle schools in Idaho how they would distribute funds to non–profit agencies.

"We're hoping to sponsor some of the kids at rainbow gold who need the money and break from their treatments, their medical bill," says Moore.

Alongside the grant, students are asking fellow classmates to donate travel size deoderant, toothpaste and anything else that would come in handy at camp.

Breanna Jacobsen, an eighth grader says, "it's really cool that we get to help kids that have cancer."

There are 26 students in Moore's fifth period class and the lessons they're learning extend past the walls of the classroom.

Moore adds, "they're actually part of a larger community and they need to be active and participating members of the community."

What's one school project is happiness for a soon–to–be camper.

Students will present the grant to Camp Rainbow Gold on May 16th.
The assembly will be at 9:30 a.m.

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