Ladysmith (WQOW) - The hope is -- a new classroom grant provides a recipe for success.
On Wednesday, WQOW News 18, along with RCU, presented the latest $300 Tools for Schools award. It went to Mrs. Harelstad's classroom at Ladysmith High School. She teaches family and consumer education. "You get to see some of those things in the foods room that you maybe don't get to see in the academic room, and that's a really good way to hit on some strengths, and kids really feel some ownership and leadership," said Harelstad.
Harelstad also said the skills and knowledge you take away from a culinary class can help strengthen the family.
Leif Peterson, a classroom volunteer, encouraged her to apply for the grant. "I'm hoping to get a good set of knives and maybe a couple of sets of cutting boards to prevent cross-contamination. Good knives are a necessity in cooking. You have a bad knife, you can get cut, you can hurt yourself," said Peterson.
WQOW News 18 has partnered with RCU to select classrooms that need a financial boost. There will be another presentation next month. Click on "Tools for Schools" on this website to apply for a $300 award.