The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Local News

May 11, 2013

Case students dream

Service work recognized

SHARON — When Stone Lapcevich learned that his first grade class would be collecting items for Joshua’s Haven, a homeless shelter in Sharon, he went home, cut a hole in a small box and put on his fundraising hat.

Stone was a star Friday in an assembly at Case Avenue Elementary School, Sharon, which featured presentations by each grade about community service projects they had worked on for the past few weeks. Their efforts were inspired by “We Dream of a World,” a book written and illustrated by students in Missouri.

Stone spoke on behalf of first grade about how he and his mom went door-to-door in his neighborhood and collected $45 for the theme assigned to his class: “We dream of a world with no homelessness.”

Stone took the money to a dollar store and on Friday presented 45 items to a shelter representative.

“It made me think of once when I fell into a pond and went to Children’s Hospital,” Stone said.

The reminder of his accident, a blanket and puppy given to him from the nurses at Akron Children’s Hospital, has inspired him to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network.

His mother Kerry Lapcevich, who works at a local drug store, said Stone is a prolific fundraiser.

“He has sold over 40 balloons at the store on his own,” she said.

Each class was challenged with themes taken from the book, including hunger, homelessness, staying healthy, education, pollution, the environment, endangered species and peace.

Justin Stanek, fifth-grader, explained that his class was presenting a reader’s theater about keeping rivers and oceans clean.

“We should get rid of pesticides because it goes down storm drains to rivers and oceans and pollutes them,” Justin said.

In addition to the colorful presentations by the kids, other highlights included a performance by national dance champions The Northwest All Star Dancers, featuring sixth-grader Aaron Dukes.

Sharon High School alumni and former NFL player, Marlin Jackson spoke to the kids about making positive decisions in school and their community.

The fifth and sixth grade choir – joined by all the students – closed out the program singing “I Believe I Can Fly.”

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