Archive - Nov 14, 2011 - News Article
Approximately 25 children gathered Saturday morning into the Wapakoneta Elementary School cafeteria to construct with Legos any type of structure they wanted.
Appropriately, the overall winning entry was a bridge designed by Jacob Schreiner as the competition is designed to introduce and build a bridge between children and the construction industry. The competition was organized by members of the Lima Ohio Area Chapter 374 of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC).
Families in need of assistance this holiday season are being asked to submit their information as soon as possible to the local â€śShop with a Copâ€ť program.
â€śWe try to find those who are in most need and work with the other organizations so as not to duplicate services but to help as many as we can,â€ť said Jerry Sawmiller, who serves as chair for the annual holiday assistance program.
Sawmiller is a detective sergeant with the Auglaize County Sheriffâ€™s Office.
A Wapakoneta Elementary School student is a typical third-grader â€” she loves to read, draw and play.
But Mayra Aguirre can do one thing that is atypical â€” she is bilingual. She is fluent in English and Spanish.
â€śMy mom and dad know Spanish and lived in Mexico, but I grew up here,â€ť Mayra said. â€śI grew up my whole life here so I know English. My mom does not know a lot of English but she is learning more and more.â€ť