OHS reaches out to Japan

Starting April 1 and ending April 15, STUCO (student council) has encouraged students all over the district to donate paper cranes to a foundation called Cranes for Kids, an effort to help effected earthquake victims in Japan.

“We were hoping to show kids they can have positive, direct impact,” says Mrs. Jenn Fruhwirth, STUCO sponsor.

OshKosh B’Gosh, a clothing store for children, has offered to send an article of clothing to a child in Japan for every paper crane sent in, or posted on Facebook. In Japanese culture, cranes are a symbol of health and well-wishes and they believe anyone who makes a thousand paper cranes will be granted one wish.

“We wanted to find a way to empower kids to help children in need by using their creativity,” Oshkosh.com says.

STUCO has filled four boxes of paper cranes from OHS alone.

“I was happy if we got one box full and we got four, so I’m thrilled,” Fruhwirth says.