Sheldon Teen Getting National Attention For Community Service Project

Sheldon, Iowa — A Sheldon teen is gaining national attention for a community service project she undertook this fall.

ABC News features a story about 17-year-old Sami Noteboom of Sheldon who, after a discussion with her stepmother, Amanda,started a Facebook page called Sheldon Look 4 a Book.

Sami, a Sheldon High School senior had been looking to take up a community service project for her 4-H club that also encouraged reading for the youth in Sheldon, according to ABC.

Amanda told ABC News that Sami is active in her local Western Workers 4-H club, but also O’Brien County Youth 4-H council. The council, she said, expected students to participate in community service. Sami had also applied for the National Honor Society, which takes into consideration leadership and service as well as grades.

Amanda, a school teacher, was able to get books from her classroom, according to the ABC story, and Sami had applied for a grant at their church in order to buy more books.

The ABC article says Sami won the grant and they were able to buy books and supplies. By the end of September, they had begun hiding books all over Sheldon. The books were bagged and when children found the books, they also got a letter from Sami that told them that they could either read the book and then rehide it for someone else, or they could keep the book and then hide one of their own.

For the complete story from ABC News, CLICK HERE.

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