Lac Courte Oreilles students traveled to Northland College in Ashland, WI to meet Astronaut John Herrington.
Jacob Isham, Brandon Corbine, and Trenton Quagon traveled to Northland College with High School Science teacher, Wendy Torstenson, to listen to and meet the first Native American to walk in space, Commander John Herrington. Commander Herrington shared his experience as an astronaut through video and still pictures. Herrington is from the Chickasaw Nation. When meeting Herrington, all three students shook his hand and received an autographed poster along with words of encouragement to continue learning in science and math.
A total of $1,172.68 was raised by the students and staff of the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe and Waadookodaading Schools in a recent “PENNIES FOR A CURE” drive. Shown here are the students in Mrs. Brenda Wisner's Fifth Grade class that raised the top amount for the entire school ($285.54). They earned a $50.00 cash prize for a party for the class.
There is a special prize for the Pre-K class (Ms. Marchant), Kindergarten classes (Ms. Donaghue and Ms. Wergeland) as they raised a close $226.63. Other groups that won top honors include 8th Graders with $51.26, Sophomore class with $86.75, and Waadookodaading Pre-K and Kindergarten with $46.33.
“It is so heartwarming to see all the students and staff involved in such a worthwhile project,” states Sue Taylor, project coordinator. A special Miigwech goes out to Linda Tennis, Terry Barber, Penny Beaulieu, Shannon Quaderer, and the staff at the LCO Federal Credit Union for all their help in transporting money and counting it for us.
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