Saint Mary's sixth graders create Brave Bags

St. Mary sixth graders front row (l to r): Michael Illg, Tyler Paterson, Colby Caquelin, Kennedy Payer and Angela Axness. Second row: Erin Wittrock, Emma Reigelsberger, Darby DeWinter, Livvy Becker, Haley Satern, Laura Vaverek, Gus Zweibohmer and Noel Hamand. Third row: teacher Katie Phillips, Will Orness, Kaleb McCullough, Sam Bohan, Kelly Manz, Cayden Gascho, Kaydence Dugan and Brody Paterson.

By Jeff Gargano
Sixth grade students at St. Mary School in Humboldt have been collecting items to give to children who are in the hospital.
Named “Brave Bags,” the plan is to fill each bag with age appropriate items ranging from crayons and coloring books to new stuffed animals to nail polish.
The students said the idea came during Advent as they read from their devotion book.
“I believe that teaching students to be of service to others and put others before themselves is a valuable life lesson. I hope that the Brave Bags bring happiness to children that are hospitalized and I also hope that my students will never forget this lesson of service and empathy,” Katie Phillips, sixth grade teacher, said.
To read what the students think about the project, see this week's Humboldt Independent. Subscribe to print or online editions by clicking on the link at the top of this page. Like the Humboldt Newspapers page on Facebook for added information and content.

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