EUREKA- Two Eureka High School students are working to make the holidays brighter for some local children.
Aicelynd Massay and Emily Vancura-Green, both freshmen, came up with the Stuffing Stockings Project as a community service assignment for their Eureka Academy for Service Using Technology (EAST) class. They are taking gift donations until December 16th. The Marshall Family Resource Center will then distribute the presents to children in Eureka schools who might not be getting gifts otherwise. The students’ goal is to provide full stockings for 150 kids. Community members are welcome to make donations. Teachers say the students doing the project are learning valuable lessons from the process.
"It builds on many skills. So they work on communication skills and teamwork skills and presentation skills so these are skills that they'll definitely be using later on whether they choose to continue schooling, whether they take the college path or the career path, it's still giving them the opportunity to enhance their skills in those areas," said Jamie Bush, the EAST advisor.