CHCA Armleder grade 2 student Sabrina Lara would come to school daily with a new creation she had made to give to her
Over time, Sabrina's classmates Lael Asefa, Leah Kindle, and Adelae Lucas joined her and shared their creativity, finding that as a team, they were able to be even more creative and productive. In early December 2015, the team approached their teacher, Mrs. LaGina Burton, with their idea to surprise the entire faculty and staff with custom designed unique and individual Christmas cards.
The cards were mostly created on the team's own time and with their own supplies. Much thought and creativity went into each hand-cut, designed card. One recipient of the Christmas cards, Armleder Director of Operations, Mrs. Pamela Bailey, was so surprised and filled with joy of having received the card, that she encouraged the team of students to share them with others in the community. The girls immediately responded that they would love to make more cards.
The girls have not slowed down since, and their ideas just keep getting bigger and better with each project. They are now meeting regularly with the support of Mrs. Burton, making cards throughout the year. They have given themselves an official name, "The Card Committee," and have designed their own logo. They have also met with the Armleder Administrative team to propose the Annual Picnic Invitation, which has an invitation list of over 200 names. Mrs. Burton says of The Card Committee, "These little ladies definitely understand what it means to be super heroes! Aside from their creativity and hearts of gold, what I love most about these girls is their determination to dream BIG and their notion that no task is too big or too hard! I look forward to seeing the results of their next BIG IDEA! Who knows, this could be the beginning of the next Hallmark or American Greetings!"
The girls all agree that their favorite part of making the cards is being able to use their creativity to make someone else happy. Truly, they are Beacons of Light!
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