Americus students focus on helping others

Americus Elementary School students are finishing up the school year with several projects which benefit the greater good.
“They have worked very hard to complete their projects.” Books for babies Addison Landgren, Lilly Parks, Addisyn Hinrichs and Abbie Sull led the Books for Babies project.
“We wanted everyone to have a book of their own,” Parks said.
“It helps them to be ready for school.” Slowing food waste Landon Dody, Cooper Hamlin, Matthew Rouse, Logan Schlimme, Jonathon Marcotte and Gunner Stone focused their project on reducing food waste at Americus Elementary Schools.
“You can put a lot of discarded food in the composters,” Marcotte said.
The students ended up raising $455.12 and presented the money to Christian and his mom, Sarah Risner, during a special assembly at the school.
During the trip the students picked up trash and learned about how to protect fresh water.
Their project was all about saving the trees.
“We have lots of suggestions for how to save the trees,” Lee said.
With each group picking a topic they were passionate about, the work didn’t seem all the difficult “We really wanted to do this so it wasn’t that hard,” Anstey said.

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