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Gracias New Salem Elementary School
Mrs. Kay Hawkins, a local physician, visted New Salem last November to share information about the country of Nicaragua.
Mrs. Hawkins has a home in Nicaragua where she spends about six months each year helping improve the health conditions of the people. The schools near her home lack many basic items that we take for granted. They need lots of supplies and books. New Salem students wanted to help and decided to collect nickels for Nicaragua. The drive lasted two weeks and the school collected almost $600.00. The money was used to purchase school supplies and books for students in Nicaragua.
The picture shows the students of Nicaragua in their classroom saying thank you to New Salem Elementary.
Written by: Gina James, Data Manager
Posted: Feb 18, 2015 by Gina James