Letter: Optimistic about future

March 12, 2014 

Over the last couple of years, the students at Virgie Robinson Elementary have shown that they are an elite group of students here in Washington. They show their Pasco Pride every day by looking for ways to help others in need.

This year, we have one of our teachers who is in need of our help. He is currently undergoing medical treatment in Seattle. The K-Kids (Kiwanis Club youth group), a student leadership club of 100 fourth- and fifth-grade students, which is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of the Horse Heaven Hills, met and were looking for a service project to help the community. They decided that they would sponsor a coin drive for our teacher. In three weeks they raised $3,045.40.

The amazing part of this whole experience is who our kids are. They don't come from the wealthiest families here in the Tri-Cities, but you would never know it by the ways they step up to help others in need.

Robinson students exemplify our school's motto "Robinson Comets Shining Brightly Into the Future."

As a fifth-grade teacher and co-adviser for Robinson's K-Kids, I believe with all my heart that with students like these our future is in good hands.

GERRY BRAZINGTON, Kennewick

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