Several sixth graders at Chagrin Falls Intermediate School, have been named WKYC Channel 3 Wiz Kids. In honor of NBC The Wiz Live!, Channel 3 is honoring “Wiz Kids” in kindergarten through seventh grade for overcoming adversity, getting good grades or for doing something super cool.
Celia Hawk was recognized for the Little Free Library project that she just completed for the school’s cafeteria. The Little Library allows students to take a book or leave a book for other students to read and enjoy.
Grace Goodin was recognized for the project she participated in as she raised $100 for Habitat for Humanity through bake sales with a friend.
Aly Kaplansky was recognized for her “Happiness Project.” Her and two friends did random acts of kindness and made a video of it. One act of kindness was hanging up positive post it notes all over Chagrin Falls on trash cans, car windows and many other places.
Isabelle Coy was recognized for her “Project Gratitude.” For her project she collected and shipped thousands of pieces of candy, hundreds of toothbrushes and letters to an organization called Project Gratitude. The organization then sent those items to our troops serving overseas.
Ella Angel was recognized for hanging up positive sticky notes around town as well as participating in a service group that visited retirement homes for the past two years.
As a result of this honor, these students were acknowledged on the Channel 3 morning show and entered to win a swag pack from The Wiz.
These Channel 3 Wiz Kids were recognized because of their “Make a Difference” projects. All of the sixth graders in Gary Dole’s and Katherine Owen’s Advanced Language Arts classes created and carried out their own “Make a Difference” projects. The students were required to film themselves with partners or by themselves making a difference.