High school students make books for fourth graders

At left, Madelynne Martin, 9, of Strasburg, is presented a Constitution book by Katie Smoot, 17, of Strasburg, on Thursday morning. Kaley Toy/Daily

STRASBURG – Seniors at Strasburg High School created Constitution books for a fourth grade class at Sandy Hook Elementary School as a community service project. Their handiwork was presented to the kids Thursday morning.

Hamilton Doyle’s 12th grade government class made the small government books as part of his global and community outreach initiative in his classroom. The books were written and illustrated by his students to read at an age-appropriate level for Lindsey Holston’s fourth grade class.

Holston said the books, which are under 10 pages, will be used by her students during daily independent reading as well as when they are finished early with their work.

Doyle requires his students to participate in community outreach service projects. The books allow his students to serve as big brothers and sisters to the younger students.

He also challenged the fourth graders to create something for his students and to stop by the high school with their finished product.

Contact staff writer Kaley Toy at 540-465-5137 ext. 176, or ktoy@nvdaily.com