The second and fifth grades of The Island School presented a check for $8,848.47 to treasurer Paul Carroll and other board members. The students raised that money by creating and selling 2020 calendars, which feature plants of Ometepe and Bainbridge Islands.
Students voted to designate part of the the money to fund 2½ college scholarships for Ometepe students studying at universities in Nicaragua. The students also are supporting a second sign-language interpreter and signing workshops, a weekend ambulance driver, the Extra Edad program that helps older students catch up on studies, chess sets for blind students and book purchases that the Library Committee makes based on requests from Ometepe schools.
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