elm creek newspaper clubFor the third consecutive year, a group of 34 students at Elm Creek Elementary is making a difference through writing—one quarter at a time.

Thanks to the hard work of the Elm Creek Newspaper Club, 25 cents is all it costs to catch up on the latest school news and contribute to community. Proceeds from newspaper sales benefit the school’s Student Council and fund opportunities for students to engage in service projects that support local partners such as Project Linus and Community Emergency Assistance Programs.

“I wanted to join the Newspaper Club because it looked like a lot of fun,” said Lexi Lipovsky, co-editor of the paper and a fifth-grader at the school. “I’ve enjoyed meeting new people and learning what their talents are.”

In May, students were hard at work putting the finishing touches on their second newspaper of the year. Fifth-grader Josh Kyllo, who serves as co-editor with Lipovsky, said the opportunity to work on the newspaper together allows members to show off their creativity.

“Putting the newspaper together has been hard, but also fun,” he added. “It’s been rewarding to see it all come together.”

The Newspaper Club’s first issue this year sold 180 copies schoolwide and raised more than $50 for Student Council programs; the second issue hit Elm Creek newsstands in late May.

“I support having the student newspaper because it provides leadership opportunities for Elm Creek students and helps empower them to see the difference they can make,” said Principal Beth Ness.

PHOTO: Students in the Elm Creek Newspaper Club met to put the finishing touches on their latest issue May 9.