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EHS ‘promises’ to support Harvey victims

Haley LaGrone and Sydney Morgan, Hi-Gusher Staff

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Students at El Dorado High School have teamed up with and AP Government Teacher Sarah McKibben and Visuals Arts Teacher Sara Beth Howard to send letters and monetary donations in order to bring encouragement to Hurricane Harvey victims.

Howard said, “Students and I are writing personal notes. I wanted to do something with my students that could bring a ray of sunshine into a dreary setting such as a shelter.”

Howard is working on making plastic baggies containing mini coloring books, crayons and handwritten letters to send to children affected by Hurricane Harvey.
“Art affects emotions. [Art has] the power to make you feel happy. It’s a powerful outlet,” Howard said.

Howard said the main goal of the project is to “promise” to send encouragement and “show people we care.”

McKibben is taking donations from her students and giving them to an organization in Houston to help the Harvey victims. McKibben said, “My job is to make sure the donations are going to the best possible place.”

She believes money doesn’t usually fix everything, but in this case she believes it’s a necessity in order to get the supplies needed to help the victims. She said, “Asking critical questions is the main thing, and thinking of what people need in the shelters.”

The deadline for these donations is September 30th.

Students at El Dorado High School have teamed up with and AP Government Teacher Sarah McKibben and Visuals Arts Teacher Sara Beth Howard to send letters and monetary donations in order to bring encouragement to Hurricane Harvey victims.

Howard said, “Students and I are writing personal notes. I wanted to do something with my students that could bring a ray of sunshine into a dreary setting such as a shelter.”

Howard is working on making plastic baggies containing mini coloring books, crayons and handwritten letters to send to children affected by Hurricane Harvey.
“Art affects emotions. [Art has] the power to make you feel happy. It’s a powerful outlet,” Howard said.

Howard said the main goal of the project is to “promise” to send encouragement and “show people we care.”

McKibben is taking donations from her students and giving them to an organization in Houston to help the Harvey victims. McKibben said, “My job is to make sure the donations are going to the best possible place.”

She believes money doesn’t usually fix everything, but in this case she believes it’s a necessity in order to get the supplies needed to help the victims. She said, “Asking critical questions is the main thing, and thinking of what people need in the shelters.”

The deadline for these donations is September 30th.

Students in Sara Beth Howard’s Visual Art class designed personalized cards for Hurricane Harvey victims. Students are also sending coloring bags and crayons for children in shelters.

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