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Capes being made for children in hospitals

CHERRY VALLEY, AR (KAIT) - Students at Cross County High School are using their super powers to create the ultimate heroes for children who might be losing hope .Eighth graders at Cross County High School are making superhero capes for children in the hospital.

Students in Ms. Fuller's Biology class pick an element off the periodic table and modify that element to create a superhero.Some heroes can shoot electrical bolts out of their hands, give off a powerful energy or turn people to silver. Students also had to create a “distress signal” to know when they are needed.                                        

"Kids in the hospital aren't able to do this sort of thing so I thought it would be really nice to give them something," said 8th grader, Kourtney Lee.

Students hope to encourage kids fighting their own battles. Students will start off making 50 capes but they will need some help. The cost will be about $300 dollars. 

"It will help them feel strong about themselves because they're probably scared being in the hospital so it will help them feel strong about themselves," said 8th grader, Triston Hamrick. 

Teacher, Teresa Fuller said this project teaches students to think of others. Fuller hopes to make this an annual project. They are starting at CrossRidge Hospital in Wynne and hope to visit other hospitals in Region 8.  If you would like to make a donation, you can click here

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