SHELBY Pioneer Students in Spanish I, II, III and IV created, illustrated and wrote an original children's story in Spanish as part of their final assessment for the school year.
The completed story with illustrations was assembled and turned into book form by the students in the graphic arts program under the direction of Graphic Arts instructor, Sparkle Todd.
This project originated following a discussion about an upcoming mission trip to Honduras by Angela Floro, a senior student from Plymouth High School in the Teaching Professions Program and enrolled in Spanish II. Angela will be going to Honduras with "Hands for Honduras," a non-profit organization sponsored by a group of Presbyterian churches in Lancaster.
The group of six students and a team of doctors, dentists and nurses will provide medical and dental care for the villagers, build roads, living quarters, and do anything that will improve the quality of life for the villagers. The students will transport the needed medical and dental supplies in their luggage. The team will also visit an orphanage for children abandoned by their families because they are HIV positive.
Spanish teacher Melinda Shaum developed the project after several discussions with her students about the upcoming mission trip.
"These children have nothing, have been abandoned by their families because they are HIV positive and there is no money for medical care," Shaum said. "The kids will love getting a present, a book they can keep, and it has been a very real and meaningful experience for all the students in the class."
Those interested in making a donation to Hands for Honduras to purchase dental items can contact Floro at (419) 347-5834.