Scott Middle School hosts Make A Difference Fair

Scott Middle School held its annual Make A Difference Fair on Thursday, when sixth-grade students presented the culmination of months of research and writing about many of today’s societal issues - and how people can lend a helping hand.

Students from the 6A pod set up nearly 80 displays in the gym that displayed information about various causes and organizations. Family and community members were invited to the event and encouraged to make donations to those organizations. Examples of organizations included:

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • Hearts United for Animals
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • People’s City Mission
  • TeamMates Mentoring Program
  • United Nations Refugee Agency

The 6A language arts teachers have extended this “Make a Difference” theme into the classroom and incorporated it into the curriculum. Students are required to complete a research paper, a persuasive paper and give an oral presentation on their chosen topics and organizations.

Sixth-grader Marco Spinar hoped Thursday’s event left a lasting impression on those who attended. “I hope that people can learn that there are lots of ways they can help people in our society, and that sixth-graders can also make a difference.”

Published: April 20, 2018, Updated: April 20, 2018