VVS and local businesses provide a learning opportunity

Published Oct 29, 2018 at 4:00pm

We were happy to read about the spirit of cooperation between VVS students and local businesses to design and build an 18-hole putt-putt miniature golf course for the 10th annual VVS Community Day on Saturday.

Proceeds are going to cancer research, local families and student organizations, according to Vernon-Verona-Sherrill school officials. The project was a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) project for VVS Middle School Students of “Team 7//8 Red,” the district said.

Brad Matt was team leader and team teachers were Nora Burnop, Mike Dunn, Darren Barone and Adam Chandler, along with students.

Thanks to a generous donation from Lowe’s store in Oneida, the group had all the materials necessary. Local businesses AmeriCu Credit Union, MEID LLC and Key Real Estate helped out too as did Big Don’s in Cicero.

This type of cooperation provided students with a unique learning experience.