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Alta High Families Fill ‘Empty Bowls,’ Fight Hunger

Every fall, Anne Mallory looks at the students in her ceramics and sculpture classes at Alta High and tells them one heartbreaking fact: Of the eight people sitting at your table, two came to school hungry today.

Every day, one in five children in Utah don’t know where they will find their next meal, according to Feeding America, a charity that networks food banks across the country. Every year, Alta art students work to help the Utah Food Bank by creating pottery bowls in Mallory’s class. They sell the bowls, along with donated soup, at Alta’s parent-teacher conference, then donate the proceeds to the Food Bank.emptybowls.jpg

“I just think it’s a fun and easy activity to fundraise and get everybody involved,” said senior Jeni Jolley, who is president of Alta’s art club. “I wish there were more ways as an art club that we could do that. This is a good way because it is so cohesive.”

Whenemptybowls2.jpg giving the Empty Bowls assignments to her students, Mallory simply tells them to make a beautiful bowl that they would want to buy.  The result is a collection of bowls of varying hues, sizes and shapes. Some are sculpted, some are thrown on a wheel–all of them are made with love.

“It’s a really fun way to incorporate ceramics while addressing cultural issues,” Mallory said at Monday’s parent-teacher conference. “They can see a direct impact with what they do.” The art club has sponsored the Empty Bowls event for the last nine years, donating about $500 to the Food Bank last year alone.

Parents and students visited the art club’s table and display of bowls, buying one of four kinds of soup donated by the Olive Garden. Great Harvest also donated bread for the occasion. For all of the things Jolley could have been doing on Monday evening, there was nowhere else she’d have rather been than warming up crock-pots of soup, making change, and recruiting more customers for their efforts. “It feels good,” Jolley said.

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Lucie Chamberlain

Alta View Elementary

If a movie about super teachers were ever made, Lucie Chamberlain would be a prime candidate for a leading role. Fortunately for her kindergarten students at Alta View Elementary, she already thrives in a supporting role for them. Parents thank her for being a “super teacher.” She is also described as an “amazing colleague.” Whether students need help in the classroom or from home while sick, Lucie goes above and beyond to help them learn, overcome fears, and feel important and cared for. Lucie is the reason a number of kids went from hating school to loving it, according to parents. The way she exudes patience, sweetness, positive energy, and love for her students with special needs melts is appreciated and admired. One parent noted: “Both my kids wish she could be their teacher forever.” Another added:  “She treats every student like their learning and their feelings are her priority.” Super teacher, indeed!

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