Rootstown students make holiday tree

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The Rootstown Middle School Tech Classes donated a decorated tree to the Holiday Tree Festival for Akron Children's Hospital. The tree and the ornaments were made by students at the school to be auctioned off to raise money for the hospital. The ornaments were designed by the students and made on the school's CNC milling machine, cut on either acrylic or white board. The wooden tree was made from donated red oak and finished with a mahogany stain. It was assembled by students from the Tech Class as well as Tech Club members after school. Helping to set up the tree at the John S. Knight Convention Center are Tech Club members Chanelle Waligura, left, seventh grade, and Paige Robison, eighth grade. The tree will be on display in Akron until Sunday. The classroom teacher and club adviser is Edward Bose.

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  • Read my first sentence. Maybe I wasn't clear; my question has nothing to do with the children and what they did. What they did is a beautiful thing. I just asked a simple question; there is no poison attached so don't read any more into it.

  • Geez, Itsjustme, You should be ashamed of yourself. These kids do something nice and you have to drag your poison into it.

  • Very commendable that the students are participating in a worthwhile cause. Question: why do people have to refer to Christmas as a (generic) holiday? We don't refer to Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, or Diwali as a (generic) 'holiday', we call those holidays by their appropriate name. So why do we have to refer to Christmas as such? This is reverse discrimination at its finest allowed by our government and the secular society in which we have become. I just don't get it.