Jefferson Middle School Students Create Breast Cancer Awareness “Quilt”

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Jefferson Middle Schools students created a “quilt” out of sticky notes with messages of hope and support. The idea for the quilt came from eighth grader, Cayla Swartz, who saw a similar idea on Instagram. She mentioned it to Jefferson art teacher, Lisa Corey, who helped Cayla plan the design of the quilt. On school picture day, Mrs. Corey gave out sticky notes to every student in the school to make a message or a drawing.

“I really like creating collages and I thought this would be a cool project to put together as a whole school in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and hopefully, remind students that cancer can affect everyone,” said Cayla. “I just wanted people to know that we support them and are joining in the fight against cancer.”

Once the notes were written, Mrs. Corey assembled all the notes together and it currently hangs in Jefferson’s main hallway. At the end of the month, the school will donate the quilt to a cancer center to display in their waiting room.

posted on 11/04/2014 - filed under: Art, Community, Middle School, Spotlight, Staff, Students