Holy Cross School Participates in Service Learning Iditarod Musher Banquet Table Top Project

Holy Cross School Participates in Service Learning Iditarod Musher Banquet Table Top Project

Dover, DE: Holy Cross School fourth grade students created table centerpieces to be sent to Alaska, as part of a service learning project, to be used at the Musher Banquet in Anchorage on Thursday, March 1, 2018 before the annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race begins.

Students in Cathi Bolton’s and Stephanie Seeney’s fourth grade classrooms have enjoyed a year themed around the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race after both teachers spent two weeks of their summer in Alaska with the IditarodEDU Teacher Summer Camp.  The students have studied Iditarod-themed activities in all academic areas including art this school year.  Both teachers along with Sharon Benini, Holy Cross School’s Visual Arts teacher, combined their efforts to enter the student’s table centerpieces into this year’s contest making Holy Cross students “official classroom” volunteers.  

“The children seem to be enjoying the overall theme and what we have introduced so far, however, it has been fairly general background information thus far.  The official start of the Iditarod is the first Sunday in March, so we will be more actively participating in activities in the next few weeks/months such as researching mushers, looking at the rules and guidelines for the race, gathering and budgeting for supplies, writing to mushers, and following the race,” explains Cathi Bolton, Holy Cross fourth grade teacher.

Students submitted their decoration ideas to the Iditarod EDU committee in early November and were told in early January that their centerpieces qualified to be sent to Alaska. 

“The Iditarod takes place because thousands of volunteers play major roles in every aspect of the race and the events that surround it,” posted Jen Reiter from IditarodEDU.