Mother Teresa once said: "Some people come in your life as blessings. Some come in your life as lessons." For Veronica Solorzano, the Latinos in Action teacher at Mount Nebo Jr. High, her students are both.
The student council at Mount Nebo Jr. High asked LIA to help organize a Halloween Dance in October. After the event had taken place, Troy Peterson, Mount Nebo's principal said LIA had $250.00 to use for themselves.
It was the first time the LIA class had money for anything! So Ms. Solorzano told her students she would use the money to take them out to eat at the end of the school year.
Her students gave her a lesson she'll never forget: they all decided to use the money to hold a fundraiser instead of going out to eat.
As a result, on December 16th, her class of only 20 students held a fundraiser with the proceeds going to the Primary Children's Hospital. The event was a success, as her students raised over $550.
Isn't this amazing? It is just another testament of how wonderful our students are.
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