Students on Sedalia Middle School's Team Stealth on Wednesday, May 22, donated the proceeds from their recent service learning project to two local agencies.

Led by teacher Anne Luebbert, the students made friendship bracelets and sold them for $1 each over a two-week period to SMS students and staff members, raising $700. The money was split, with $350 donated to the Sedalia Police Department and $350 to the Sedalia Animal Shelter.

There were natural bonds with the two agencies, as Team Stealth student Ava Benner is the daughter of Sedalia Police Cpl. Daniel Benner and student Riley Blankenship regularly volunteers at the shelter.

PIC1: With Sedalia Middle School Team Stealth students sitting behind them, from left, Sedalia Police Chief Matt Wirt, Sgt. Aaron Berry and Cpl. Daniel Benner accept a donation of $350 from Team Stealth member Ava Benner on Wednesday, May 22, in the school gym. The funds were raised through sales of friendship bracelets that the students made and will go toward safety equipment for officers.

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PIC2: Sedalia Animal Shelter Manager Randi Battson accepts a $350 donation from Sedalia Middle School Team Stealth representative Riley Blankenship on Wednesday, May 22, in the school gym. Blankenship regularly volunteers at the shelter.

PIC3: Team Stealth students show off their friendship bracelets as they sit with Sedalia Police Chief Matt Wirt, Sgt. Aaron Berry and Officer Daniel Benner, and Sedalia Animal Shelter Manager Randi Battson.

Sedalia School District 200