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Port Jefferson Students Make Snowflakes For Sandy Hook

Project was supported by Newtown elementary school PTA.

Students from Earl L. Vandermeulen High School joined their teachers in a project launched by the Sandy Hook PTA that encouraged students to create snowflakes to decorate the halls when the returned to they Newtown school in January.

According to a statement released by the school the project even incorporated academic lessons.

Art teacher Carrie Morgan had students use isosceles triangles, angle bisectors and geometry to create the snowflakes. Kristine Vaccaro had students use calculus in while making 3-D snowflakes. Spanish teacher Dawn DeLeonardis-Moody and social studies teacher Lauren Trelewicz also supported the project.

“I felt so proud of our kids to take a tragic event that affected our students, some personally, and produce beautiful snowflakes,” said Sarah Ogden, the project coordinator. “It made me smile inside and out.”

Christine Simone January 13, 2013 at 12:51 PM
Beautiful !!!! God bless them all.
Team Dawg January 20, 2013 at 12:23 AM
The simple act of making a craft. The simple act of showing compassion. The simple act of making a difference. True role models. Team Dawg Everyday Heroes! It's that simple. Thank you from Team Dawg!

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