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!”
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!