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Hope for tomorrow

I am writing to thank you and your readers for helping my classroom as we took on a fund-raising project to help our friend Kira and her dad get a wheelchair lift. Word traveled quickly around our town, and many people were moved to participate and donate toward our fund-raising effort.

In fifth grade, we study the United States of America and the principles our country was founded upon: freedom, equality, justice and truth. Through the fund-raising effort, the students learned a “real life lesson” around these principles, which was proven out by the people for the people. Our community was free to give, and many did. Equal access for Kira and Ed is becoming a reality. We worked toward a just cause, and the truth is this – we want to hope in the future and help one another.

I am proud to work with students (and inspirational adults, like Mrs. Alice Lawrence) who are shaping the America they want to live in – one that stands on the purest of principles, one that still holds a promise for tomorrow.



Ms. Melody Arnett

Scotten School




Grass Valley


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