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Pay it Forward seniors get creative in the midst of COVID-19 outbreak

The Pay it Forward class poses for a picture at Out Side In, a local mental health facility that uses animals to treat patients.

Emily Jarrell, Reporter

May 8, 2020

It’s no secret that COVID-19 has messed up a lot of people’s plans, but little did senior Tahlia Lehmann and Sam Hager know it would flip the Pay it Forward projects around 180 degrees. “We had to change our project,” Hager said. “We will not be able to do our original project and we're stil...

Pay it forward continues to make a change in everyday lives

Students part of pay it forward toured the Children's Advocacy Center in Holland and were able to learn the work of the center. (Photo courtesy of Brian Williams)

Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor

February 2, 2020

Pay it forward is a semester-long class where students create a project to benefit the community and make an impact in other people’s lives.  “I wanted to create a class that offered a whole bunch of experiences for a person who’s experiencing a transitional time in their life, which would be...

Pay It Forward class hosts competition to raise mental health awareness

Pay It Forward class hosts competition to raise mental health awareness

Nick Rice, Reporter

December 18, 2019

The Pay It Forward class is hosting a "Wellness Rail Jam" on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at Mulligan's Hollow from 6-8 p.m. Lift tickets cost $5 and it is $10 to participate. All proceeds will be donated to a local organization to bring aid and awareness to mental illness.   For those who don't know, a rail jam is a fr...

Creating a ripple

Taylor Fase, Senior staff writer

January 28, 2016

There's a misconception in the world that in order to make a difference, you have to donate large amounts of money to an organization. This couldn't be further from the truth. Giving back is about gaining knowledge to raise awareness. It's about sitting down and listening to a friend who nee...

Students to host dodgeball tournament for charity

Megan Kostner, Reporter

December 2, 2015

A dodgeball tournament will be held in the fieldhouse on Sunday, Jan. 10 from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Pay It Forward group is hosting the event to benefit the People Center in Spring Lake. Anyone in the community can participate if they are in middle school or older. “The People Center in Spring ...

5 ways to pay it forward

5 ways to pay it forward

Elizabeth Tibbe, Co-editor in chief

December 16, 2014

The holiday season should be the most wonderful time of the year. That is, according to Christmas carols. But the season also comes with it's own kind of stress and sadness. To lift the spirits of those who know the season's pain all to well, try some of these ways to pay it forward. Donating food W...

Learning to pay it forward

Emily Bruch, News Editor

September 30, 2014

When are we ever going to need to know this? This is a question that has been asked in almost every classroom. But a pilot class is being offered next semester that will help students apply what they are learning to the real world. Social studies teacher Brian Williams will be adviser for Pay It Forward,...