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By David Martin

School receives buddy bench


August 26, 2021

David Martin

Students at Washington Elementary School celebrate the donation of a buddy bench by the Women's Club of Rock Springs. In front, from left to right are Hadley Carter, Tristan Bryant, Emmy Doyle, Thabley Bieber and Jake Torrez. In the middle row, from left to right, are Brooklynn Niemiec, Avery Kirkwood, Sophia Velenciao, Jordan Kendall, Tyler Calderon, Kaydence Duke, Graysen Bieber, and Kantyn Smith. In the back, from left to right, are Principal Anne Marie Covey, Jacki Allison, Debra McGarvey and Marcia Volner.

Students who have no one to play with at Washington Elementary School will have a place to sit that shows other students they would like to join in on an activity.

The Women's Club of Rock Springs donated a buddy bench to the school as part of an initiative to have a buddy bench placed in schools. Other benches donated by the group were placed at North Park, Sage and Desert View elementary schools in Rock Springs.

Buddy benches were created to help foster an environment of inclusiveness and kindness amongst children. Children who see another child sitting at a buddy bench are encouraged to...

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