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Miller Grove 6th grade makes 1000 paper cranes for sick classmate

Miller Grove 6th grade makes 1000 paper cranes for sick classmate
  • PublishedMarch 9, 2023

The Miller Grove 6th grade World History class is currently studying the continent of Asia.  In Japan, origami cranes have become a symbol of hope and healing and traditionally it is believed that if you fold 1,000 origami cranes your wish will come true. The practice began in Japan after WWII as school children made cranes for their classmates suffering from radiation poisoning after the bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 
Miller Grove students, under the direction of their teacher, Rolanda Hasten, decided to turn this tradition into a service learning project. 
The class folded 1,000 origami cranes and students at the elementary “adopted the cranes” to raise money for a fellow student who has experienced substantial medical issues this school year. 
All of the cranes were sold within 2 weeks! The cranes have the name of each person who adopted them written on the bottom and are hanging in the library as a symbol of hope and healing for their fellow Hornet!

Contributed by Jaime Fox

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Taylor Nye

Taylor Nye is the editor of Front Porch News. She has degrees from the University of Wisconsin in human biology, Latin American studies, and public health. She has previously worked at the Wisconsin State Journal, Tucson Weekly and Sulphur Springs News-Telegram. As a sixth generation Hopkins County resident, she loves celebrating our heritage and history.