Kansas Students Hoping To Leave A Global Legacy

By: Lily Wu - Email
By: Lily Wu - Email

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Buhler High School students are hoping their senior class "Legacy Project" will help build a new library and provide internet access to a school in rural Nepal.

"It's just crazy how things have taken off, from putting a bookshelf in our library to building a library and changing kids' lives halfway across the world and I just think it's amazing," said Maddie Caywood, Buhler High School senior.

Every year, Buhler High School seniors are challenged to create a legacy project to help their community. This year, they decided that their community was bigger, more global. The students plan to raise $3,000 to build and furnish the library.

"They really looked around and they saw how very rich they are and how poor this small group was and so all of the effort and all of their energy has been focused towards that end now," said John Knapp, Buhler High senior English teacher and project sponsor.

Seniors Ben Honeycutt and Jake Waters created an additional senior project to raise $2,000 to purchase two laptops and a year's worth of internet connectivity for the school in Nepal.

"What we're trying to do is give that access to these kids in Nepal. To bring this global experience to them. These experiences that they never had before," said Waters.

Other schools around Kansas have shown interest in the project. Bishop Elementary School in Topeka will be asking their students to donate books they have read to be sent to the new library in Nepal.

You can learn more about how to help by clicking here.

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