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Happy Hearts for Healthcare Workers

Posted at 7:36 AM, Sep 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-25 07:36:15-04

MONKTON, md. — A school project is underway to honor local healthcare workers on the front lines of the pandemic.

Students at St. James Academy are back in the classroom, working hard on their latest assignment, Happy Hearts for Healthcare Workers.

They are making artwork to thank staff at GBMC and St. Joseph Medical Center. The handmade hearts are small tokens of appreciation to honor local heroes.

"We are honoring nurses at the hospital and doctors at the hospital because we had to it this time of year because of the coronavirus and they have to work hard," Capri Oleszczuk, first grader at St. James Academy says.

"This is a project that has really come out of a teacher's endeavor over the years with the kindness club and really how we look at gratitude and teach gratitude. Part of the wonderful tenets of the episcopal school is service to others and that is something that we really weave into our curriculum," Charltte Riggs, Head of School says.

The students plan to make more artwork for police and fire department, as well as nursing homes, throughout the school year.

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