Miller class sells cookies, raises $350 for children’s hospital


These Miller Middle School students donated $350 to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital on December 19. The class baked and sold cookies to raise the money. Pictured front row, from left, are Neftali Camarena Aguilar, Jorge Rodriguez Zavala, Joel Gomez, Demetrus Mayer and teacher Linda Russell. Back row, teacher Lyndsey Wycoff, Shyann Borton, Seth Pedersen, Charlie Sinclair and Ashley Hoff of the hospital.

Students in a Project Based Learning class at Miller Middle School took a project from its infancy to a successful completion recently.

The students baked cookies and sold 444 of them to Miller staff, raising $350 for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital and St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

The class, taught by Linda Russell and Lyndsey Wycoff, presented a check to Ashley Hoff of the hospital on December 19.

Mrs. Russell said the students went “above and beyond” on this project as they researched recipes and ingredients and also took time selecting a place to donate the money.

Hoff was very thankful and impressed with all the work the students put into the project.

“You guys did an awesome job,” Hoff told the students.