Cheetahs making a difference

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By Bernadette Lauritzen


The Chamisa Cheetahs would like to send people off for holiday shopping, with some baked goods Saturday.

The sixth graders are working to raise funds for field trips and will bake and craft their way to success.

From 10 a.m.-3 p.m., the community can start their day by buying baked goods, other healthy treats and a variety of handcrafted items, to aid their efforts. 

Brandi Weiss is one of the students fundraising to make a difference, by creating items made from Para Cord.

“My sister Rachel started making them and I thought they were cool, so she showed me how to make it,” Weiss said. “I make rings, bracelets and key chains.”

Weiss has been working with her sixth-grade counterparts and will sell a variety of items as part of a project to benefit families and the classroom. 

“My fourth birthday, my grandma got me a Webkinz. I did not know what it was, but I looked up what it said,” Weiss said. 

The idea fueled the Cheetah team to order supplies and they are currently attempting to twist their way to success.

“The students seem excited about the project and have been making bracelets and key chains,” sixth grade teacher Colleen Goddard said.  

The prices will range from 50 cents for key chains to $5 for bracelets and are available in a variety of colors and styles.

Those unable to attend the sale can call Goddard at 663-2470, to place an order.