Shopko gives grant to Riceville student
Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:12am admin
Nate Troy Sports Editor
CRESCO - Shopko Hometown of Cresco Store Manager Al Krivachek presented a grant check of $130 on Feb. 6 to Riceville sixth grader Ryder Fair to support his National History Day Competition Project. Fair’s Talented and Gifted Teacher in Riceville is Sara Hollenbeck.
Fair said he plans to use the grant check to buy soap to make a sculpture of British Military Officer, Thomas Edward Lawrence, who fought in World War I. During the War, Lawrence and the British Army helped the Arabians gain their own country during Arabian Revolt against the Ottoman Empire. Because of his accomplishments, he later earned the nickname Lawrence of Arabia, which was the name of the 1962 film about his life.
When asked why Fair decided to make a soap sculpture of Lawrence, he noted, “The idea just popped into my head one day.”
After he completes the sculpture, Fair plans to enter it into the National History Day Competition in Decorah in March. He said his goal is to advance to the National Competition in Washington, D.C., which will be held later this year.
Hollenbeck noted that most students who participate in the history classes competition are older, but Fair is able to compete through the Talented And Gifted (TAG) program at Riceville.
Shopko Hometown of Cresco also recently donated $100 to the 2018 After Prom event for Riceville High School.