ROANOKE - A group of students at Roanoke-Benson High School have turned skills they learned in the classroom into ways to give back to the community. Those enrolled in industrial technology classes taught by Jason Hemp will be making wooden items that will be raffled off at the annual Shoot for the Cure fundraiser for St. Jude and the American Cancer Society on March 10 at the Secor Sportsmen’s Club (SSC).
“I think it’s important for kids to give back and do something here to help out,” Hemp said. “I do not think kids today know as much about the opportunities they have to give back than students years ago did.”
Students in Hemp’s classes will be honing their skills making decorative wooden storage crates and hand-made picture frames to house wildlife prints. The night before the event, they will pack up the items and deliver them to the SSC.
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