In addition to their important contributionsto our literacy goals, this group of 26 students provide leadership for schoolspirit and events. In the absence of an ASB, the newspaper staff identifyand promote sprit days, volunteer at PTA functions, and conduct fundraisers topurchase items that enhance and beautify our school grounds. This year, theypurchased a customized “Lakes Leopards” bench for students and parents tocongregate in our courtyard. In its third year, the Paws of TimeNewspaper has made invaluable asset to our school. We highly recommendthe students engaged in this process as recipients of the Literacy ChampionAward.