From left: Katie Mahony, Sabrina Chang, Leah Connell and Ellie Mcfadden showcase their stitched pillows that they have been working on for months to their friends and family.
For the past several months, students at Cooper Middle School have been working hard on community and creative based QUEST projects. On Friday, April 13, these projects were all on display for teachers, students, parents, and community members to see. Seventh and eighth graders’ projects were mostly based on helping and improving the community. Some examples of different Quest projects were: Trash to treasure, Hoops for Hearts, STILLBRAVE lip sync battle, and Pennies for Patients.
“The Quest Expo was extremely interesting, it was great to see my friends’ projects that they had worked hard on,” says Samantha Bielefeld, an eighth grade student.
“I thought it was a fun experience to see everyone’s projects,” said Annie Santos, a seventh grader at Cooper.
“QUEST is a unique, interdisciplinary, collaborative endeavor designed to promote authentic student inquiry and understanding of the learning process while providing ongoing opportunities for reflection and revision. Both grade levels focused on creativity and critical thinking; eighth grade also focused on global citizenship through service,” said Cooper teacher Courtney Derr.
Written by students in Lindsay Bovenzi Media Communications class.
This article was updated May 1, 2018.