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Arizona students hold talent show to help marine animals

PAMS Student Council President and Representative.

PAMS Student Council President and Representative.

Over two thousand miles away from Cape Cod, in the heart of the Navajo Nation, students at the Pinon Accelerated Middle School recently held a talent show to raise money for the National Marine Life Center’s new marine animal hospital.

Stating he “saw a sticker on a box,” one student researched NMLC on the internet and suggested the talent show fundraiser to the Student Council.  Another student cheered “Go turtles!”

PAMS teacher Ms. Kristin Monts

PAMS teacher Ms. Kristin Monts

Ms. Monts, the students’ teacher, explained that in the Navajo culture, turtles are very important.  The students wanted to help an organization that helps turtles.  They did the internet research and selected the National Marine Life Center.  During the talent show, one student even brought in a pet turtle as a mascot!

The students read poetry, danced, sang, and played the guitar.  Over the course of an evening, they raised $500 for the National Marine Life Center!  Here is a video the students produced about talent show.

On behalf of our future marine animal patients who will benefit from your donation, thank you students!  You are an inspiration!

Student presenting a reading at the PAMS talent show.

Student presenting a reading at the PAMS talent show.

Some of the student talent!

Some of the student talent!

Students dancing in the PAMS talent show.

Students dancing in the PAMS talent show.

Students show off their guitar skills!

Students show off their guitar skills!

Announcing the next act!

Announcing the next act!

Another talented musician!

Another talented musician!

Student checks out the turtle mascot.

Student checks out the turtle mascot.

It's all about the animals!

It's all about the animals!

3 Comments

  1. That’s awsome. Good job guys!

  2. Beautiful!! What a nice way these young people at Pinon Accelerated Middle School showed their concern for sea turtles and marine life. They organized, had fun, raised money for, and spread the word about the National Marine Life Center and it’s mission. With our future in their hands, the world will truly be a better, more caring place. Thank you Students and your “village” of adults!!

  3. This is a wonderful story. It is so inspirational. Thanks to Pinon School for doing such a great job.

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