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Students Appreciate GrandparentsSubmitted: 09/16/2011
Story By Ryan Michaels

HARSHAW - Students at Northwoods Community Elementary School show appreciation for the grandparents in their lives.

Each grade presented why they appreciated their grandparents through artwork, stories, and even a song.

Fourth grade teacher Mrs. Young helped put today's events together. "We just want the grandparents to feel that they are special and that they are a big part of our lives in this community."

Elizabeth Boehm, 5th grader, describes her project. "We made a picture of wildflowers using crayons and water colors."

The students then got their grandparents on their feet and boogied down to a folk tune.

Jaxson Klitzka, 5th grader, understands what grandparents day is all about. "Very kind, and nice, and caring, and I say they are very energetic because they work for your love and respect."

Many people celebrate national Grandparents Day the Sunday after Labor Day. This year's was September 11th.


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