Just before winter break began, an epic car race was taking place at Lesher Middle School.
Students in the technology education class used a bracket to compete against each other, racing small CO2 powered dragsters that they'd designed and created using 3D printers. The cars competed in two categories: fastest and best design.
When Molly O'Brien's grandma taught her how to sew a pillowcase years ago, she didn't know her granddaughter would become an internationally known fashion designer by age 17. But she had an inkling that sewing would be more than just a hobby.
Blevins Middle School students were walking around with 3,000 pieces of yarn tied to their wrists last week, each one representing one student's appreciation for another.
Sharing the yarn "butterflies" was one of the activities during Kindness Week, a special time conceptualized by student leaders dedicated to sharing the love.
"This was probably one of the most meaningful events we've held all year, because it was student-initiated and student-driven," said Rachel Bednar, a seventh grade teacher who coordinates the WEB student leader group.