Students in Sonia Kunze’s fourth grade class were one of three at Washington Intermediate who are “Paying it Forward.” They will donate their grant money to the Red Oak Food Pantry. Pictured are, front row, from left: Hunter Wake, Andrew Mac, Maelynn Johnson, Mariella Richards-Hernandez, Ashlynn Minard, Baileigh Dovel, Madison Parker, Samantha Newlon, and Emelia Coover. Back row, from left: Thomas Wilcoxon, Taylor Williams-Sparr, Carter Brown, Jacob Patterson, Marcus Torres, Zahir Rodriguez, Zander Neal, Myhlie McCunn, Mylee Echternach, and Sonia Kunze.
Washington students ‘Paying it Forward’

Nick Johansen

The Red Oak Express

Three classes at Washington Intermediate are sharing in grant funds to help in the Red Oak community.

The classes of Sonia Kunze, Sue Chelsvig, and Jacki Viner each submitted applications for the funding to the Realtor Foundation of Iowa’s “Project Jack” program, named in memory of Jack Lindaman, who passed away in 2010 at age 6. The project gives fourth and fifth graders the opportunity to pay it forward in any way the class chooses.