Cherry Students Head to Capital
Posted at: 03/05/2013 4:39 PM
| Updated at: 03/05/2013 8:52 PM
By: Renee Passal
Cherry students in the 7th and 8th grade have been working on something called their Wellness Projects for a few months. And now, those project ideas are heading to St. Paul, and our lawmakers and our governor.
One group of girls is focusing on getting more physical education classes required in the high school. At this point, high schools are not required have one for students. And the students at Cherry have researched how gym classes and exercise can benefit the grades and testing scores of students.
Another project will be a walk-a-thon, and one will be focused on promoting recycling.
Cyber-bullying is a big issue. The 7th and 8th graders took a survey. Results showed that it is happening in Cherry. So the students want to help create a bill that would punish cyber-bullies with a fine or community service.
They've already spoken to Rep. Carly Melin about this, when she came and spoke at their school. Former legislator Tony Sertich also has met with the kids.
The kids fundraised- with the help of K&B, to make $900 for the bus ride.