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Letter: Eden students go above and beyond for a stranger

Eden students go above and beyond for a stranger

My husband’s birthday was coming up and I wanted to do something nice. I had planned on making a painting of his Logan family crest. My friend Linda Pace, a teacher at Eden High School, asked if she could do it for me; painting is her passion but she so rarely gets the opportunity to stretch her artistic wings.

She sketched out a crest after doing lots of research and was asking questions and discussing implementation with the Eden art teacher. Two students, Jaret Kennedy and Meghan Martin, overheard the conversation and became very interested in the project. They volunteered to take over.

They entered the information into a computer, laser cut each individual piece, welded and painted, spending over 20 hours of their time and purchasing the materials on their own! They even made a binder of photos of the process.

The most amazing part of all of this is that they had never met us and had no idea who we were. They wanted to do something nice for someone and work on a challenging project of their choosing.

I would like to recognize them and share a positive story during a time when so many bad things are happening in the world. Here are two kids who are going above and beyond to do something nice for a stranger.

Mary Logan

Eden