The bake sale was held during the Spring Lake middle and intermediate schools' lunches, and at the school dance.
The students researched the girls from the Kakenya School for Girls in Kenya from the movie, “Girl Rising,” and learned about nine girls around the world and their struggle to get an education. The Spring Lake students decided they wanted to make a difference and help out specific girls who have not been given the same chance at an education as they were given.
They had a guest, Penny Cooper, come into the class to speak about Kakenya and her struggles in getting an education. Cooper is on her way to Kenya right now with the school supplies to be delivered to the girls.
“My students understand that they are very fortunate to be able to have the education they are provided at our school,” Kuhlman said. “They realize that education is the key to providing choices for them for the rest of their life.”
The students will host a showing of “Girl Rising” for parents at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 12. Students will see the film in their social studies classes Nov. 14-15.