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Class of the Week Winner 12/12: Athens Elementary School

by Natalie Sparacio & Jeannie Prescott

ATHENS (WAOW)-- This week's winners the kindergarten at Athens Elementary School.

As one of their lessons, the students are learning about the meaning of giving.

They participated in a food drive by bringing in non-perishable food items, and then gave up exchanging gifts this holiday season.

Instead, the students raised money by collecting donations and selling concessions at Athens high school during basketball games.

They took that money, and went to a restaurant in Athens and picked a child's Christmas wish off of the Giving Tree there.

Then the kids went to a local variety store to buy gifts for needy children in the area.

This just goes to show what a difference a young person can make, and even though they're little in stature..they have big hearts.

We had the opportunity to go and visit the students this week, they were so sweet and excited about being this week's Class of the Week.

They made the effort to go out in the community and reach out to others.

This is a perfect example of what the holiday season is all about.

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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