As graduation quickly approaches a couple of teachers united for a cause and made quilts for kids. The students are enrolled in the Success class at Carmi-White County High School. Success is a required course for students with an IEP (Individualized Education Plan). This indicates that the students have a disability of some sort. The class is a place where students can receive extra help and extended time with assignments. Ms. Erin Pennington has taught the course for the last five years; replacing retired teacher Debbie Usery. Pennington has been a quilter since 1995. In January this year she thought it might be a nice gesture to have the eight graduating seniors receive a quilt as a parting gift. Pennington said, “I wasn’t sure if I could complete eight quilts in five months, so I enlisted the help of retired C.W.C.H.S teacher Mrs. Kay Hall. Kay has a heart of gold and is a wonderful quilter, so I knew she would be willing to help.” Mrs. Hall mailed her two quilts to Ms. Pennington in a matter of days.

Students received their quilts on May 8th. Ms. Pennington says, “A perk of my job is that I get to have the kids in class all four years. I get to really know and love them. I believe I have started something here. The juniors have placed their order for a quilt next year. Each quilt is custom made to the color the child requested. I will have 12 students graduating in May of 2019, so I better get busy!”