Davis Elementary Rocks the Socks of Service

Showing the Uintah Basin that there is no age limit to service, students at Davis Elementary recently finished a fun and worthwhile service project. What made this project even more special was that it was sponsored and planned by Angela Hawkins’ third grade class. Each month, a few students who are performing well in class organize an activity that will benefit the school or the community. This is part of an experience Mrs. Hawkins calls Genius Hour. The project for October was called ‘Socktober’. The challenge for the school was to collect 500 pairs of socks that would then be given to local charities. Each Monday morning, the Genius Hour students along with a parent volunteer gathered the socks from the different classes. They would count all pairs and were responsible for tracking each class total. As part of the challenge, the class with the most socks would win a donut party. In the final tallies of “Sockober” the students of Davis Elementary gathered 945 pairs of socks. And the winner of the donut party? Sasha Batty’s class with a collective total of 189 pairs of socks. Thank you Davis Elementary for starting off our season of giving so strongly.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.