The eighth grade class at the Waldorf School in Santa Fe, N.M., found a different way to celebrate the end of middle school, donating the money they raised for a rafting trip to help the Navajo Nation. Their trip was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the students didn't want to let the $2,800 they raised go to waste. Parent Jess Falkenhagen had heard that the Navajo Nation had more Covid cases per capita than any other U.S. state -- and the money could go far there. She spoke with Navajo leaders to find out what supplies were most urgently needed, and the group got to work collecting the items, from diapers to medicine to cans of soup to water. Falkenhagen drove with her daughters to make the delivery on behalf of the eighth grade class. Teacher Daisy Barnard describes her students as "a very generous and compassionate group of teens. They have been raised to think outside their own immediate lives and it shows in moments like this."

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