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NJHS at Reach Charter Academy Help with Last Wish

Members of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) at Reach Charter Academy (RCA) made Christmas cards for a terminally ill 9-year-old boy whose last wish was to get the cards.

Students and staff made hundreds of cards for the boy, Jacob Thompson, who is suffering from cancer.

“The result was a huge outpouring of love from the students of Reach in the number of cards we were able to send,” said Principal Lorianne DeDominico. “It was amazing to see all the love our students poured out to him.

It is going to lift the spirits of a child who isn’t as lucky as most. What a great way to give back to others!”
Dana McCarthy, seventh- and eighth-grade ELA teacher at RCA, saw the story of the boy on the news and initiated the project with NJHS. She challenged the group to make it a school-wide effort.

NJHS students went to each class to share the story of Jacob and his request for early Christmas cards because of his terminal cancer. The students worked on the cards during breaks and in class.

Great job, RCA!​