Northwestern Elementary School benefitted from GP's generosity during testing recently by receiving the remaining paper the mill uses on its giant spools.
"Before it's cut into 8 1/2" by 11" reams, there is some excess paper that's generated which we thought could go to good use," said Patty Prats-Swanson, GP's public affairs manager, fifth from left. "We donated it to NES."
Principal Martha Davis said the kids used the paper to cover the walls in the classrooms during testing so they wouldn't be able to see words and letters used in their teachers' lessons which may give away the answers.
What did they do with the paper once testing was completed? NES decided to pay it forward, or pay it back, so to speak. They took the large sections of paper and turned them into artwork. The kids painted pictures, designs and messages to GP thanking them for lending a helping hand and presented the banners to Swanson on Friday, April 15.
The NES April Star Students made the banners and some helped present them to Swanson, along with Principal Davis and Asst. Principal Kelli Day.