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Students bake up a service project.

Byline: Robert Seed; Sadie DeBoer

CLINTON - Donating is very important to the Clinton Middle School. We try to donate to those in need or give back to our community as much as possible.

On Friday, Feb. 3, Gina Ciancia, a Life Skills instructor with King Arthur Flour in White River Junction, Vt., visited the Clinton Middle School. This baking demonstration for students and teachers in grades 4 to 7 taught two very important life skills. The first was how to turn flour, sugar, yeast and water into bread. The second was the importance of giving back to your community.

With two student assistants at each of the two assemblies, Ciancia demonstrated important life skills such as measuring, mixing, kneading, clean-up and finally the baking to nearly 600 Middle School students. Each student attending the assembly brought home two bags of flour, a packet of yeast, a bread scraper, a recipe booklet, a clear plastic bag and twist tie, along with a homework assignment to bake two loves of bread. One of the loaves was to be enjoyed at home, the other brought back on Monday, Feb. 6, to the Middle School for donation to Clinton's senior citizen community.

The response from our students and their families was overwhelming. Several hundred loaves of freshly baked bread were brought in and donated to the Clinton Seniors organization for distribution in the community.

Thank you to all Clinton Middle School staff, students and their families by using their new life skills to support the Clinton senior community.

Robert Seed is a teacher at Clinton Middle School; Sadie DeBoer is a seventh-grade student.


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CUTLINE: (1) Clinton Middle School seventh-graders help bring boxes of bread to the senior citizen van Monday. (2) Helping King Arthur Flour's Gina Ciancia (center) are: Winnie Phebus, grade 5 (left), and Lily Moran, grade 4.
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Date:Feb 10, 2012
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