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Writing Buddies Program Provides Interaction with Elementary Students

On a sunny day last May, students from St. Pat's Elementary School from the Hillyard area in Northwest Spokane, gathered in the HUB to meet their "Writing Buddy," an elementary education student with whom they had corresponded for much of the Spring Semester. The Buddies met over snacks and shared with each other their favorite children's book. The Writing Buddies event was the brainchild of Professor Carol Hollar as she looked for ways for Whitworth students to have a better understanding of the writing abilities of elementary aged children. Dr. Randy Wallace, principal of St. Pat's, saw this as an opportunity for St. Pat students to interact with college students and to become comfortable with being on a college campus.

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