After getting a grant from the Hamilton Education Foundation (HEF) to form the Bulldog Club, members of the Templeton Middle School extracurricular mentoring program are passing it back. Once again this spring, Bulldog Club members designed, built and donated a bench to HEF for its annual auction-dinner fundraiser.
HEF awarded the initial grant to start the Bulldog Club in 2006 to provide students with positive role models, encourage appropriate social skills, build on student interests and strengths, and engage students hands-on activities at the end of the school day. One of the students’ favorite projects has been to create a beautiful bench for the auction so that the students also give to their school and community.
Applied engineering and technology teacher Shannon Flaherty advises the group. Templeton Middle School is located at N59 W22490 Silver Spring Drive, Sussex.
From left, Brie Ana Perkins, Anna Gast, Dimitri Agnos, Antonio Villarreal, Matthew Beardsley and Devin Thompson