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Class of the Winner 12/5: Thomas Jefferson Elementary

by Natalie Sparacio & Jeannie Prescott

WAUSAU (WAOW)-- This week's winners are the 2nd and 3rd graders at Thomas Jefferson Elementary in Wausau.

For the fourth year in a row, the 2nd and 3rd graders took part in a program called Hands 2 Hands.

Miss Soltau's and Mrs. Eder's classes both went to Marywood Nursing home in Wausau to give residents hands massages.

They had a one hour training session and each student went to the nursing home four times to give massages for an hour.

While the students are giving the hand massages, it gives them a chance to talk with nursing home residents.

Both the students and senior citizens enjoy this community outreach program so much...and they always look forward to the experience.

We had a chance to go visit the students yesterday.

They were so much fun and even gave us both hand massages!

This is a great example of students truly going out in the community and touching the lives of others.

The students are not only bridging the generation gap, but their also building meaningful relationships with their elders.

If you would like your school to be on Wake Up Wisconsin be sure to email us at with all your nominations.

Every Friday at 6:30 on Wakeup, we recognize a different school for their accomplishments.

Online Reporters: Natalie Sparacio & Jeannie Prescott

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