My name is Jack Cruz and I am in the eighth grade at Fox River Academy Environmental Charter School. At the end of each year all students at my school participate in an end of year capstone project where we do projects and present them to all the parents of the students at my school. It’s almost like a science fair. This year is my last year at Fox River Academy and I wanted to do something for my capstone that I not only enjoy doing, but also something that I could leave behind for students to enjoy for years to come.
My biggest passion in life is fishing, and I have been fishing my whole life which is why I wanted to base my capstone around fishing. I thought of the idea to start an after-school fishing club at my school and use it as my capstone too. For the past couple months, I have been looking into what it takes to start a fishing club and now there is only one thing in my way. Some students who want to join the fishing club do not have fishing gear, so I have come up with a solution to this problem.My solution is to ask the local communities to donate any gently used fishing rods, reels, nets, tackle boxes, bobbers, and hooks.
How can you help?
On Wednesday, April 18th from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. people can drop off fishing gear at the bottom level parking lot of the Fox River Academy Green Teaching Building, located off of the Prospect Avenue entrance of Pierce Park in Appleton, Wisconsin. There will be marked signs off the Prospect Avenue entrance of Pierce Park and people can leave fishing gear in the marked bin in front of the garage attached to the Green Teaching Building.
Thank you for helping support the fishing club and the students of Fox River Academy.