Western Wayne Middle School students recently learned that even a small gesture can be extremely meaningful to others who are in need. A group of seven middle school students under the direction of Mrs. Carrie Wittenbrader, English language arts teacher, made blankets to give to families in need through the Victim’s Intervention Program in Honesdale.
A discussion in Wittenbrader’s first period class led to some of her students wanting to do a service for members of the local community. After going through a number of ideas, Wittenbrader and the students settled on the project of making blankets to give to VIP. Other clubs have worked with and made donations to VIP in the past from Western Wayne Middle School, so Wittenbrader thought this would be a perfect fit for the group’s new project. She assembled a group of 7th and 8th grade students who were interested in the project that she works with in class on a daily basis. Once all of the blankets are complete Wittenbrader will donate them to VIP.
Kneeling from left: Terron Keill, Maggie Millon, and Jagger Gale. Standing from left: Lily Visceglia,, Rachel Wertman, Keyly Robinson, and Anthony Benjamin.