Morrill students raise funds for orphaned grizzly bears at Scottsbluff zoo

By The Voice News - December 6, 2017

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Cindy Larson, Special to The Voice News

From left to right: Shanna Brown, Stephanie Steiner, Lauren Armstrong, RDC Representative Anthony Mason, Robin Hoff, Juliana Carlson and Morrill Elementary principal Keri Homan display to the check to Riverside Discovery Center as the students gathered in the gym on Monday morning.


MORRILL – On Monday morning, Morrill Elementary students gathered in the gymnasium to present the Riverside Discovery Center representatives with a check in the amount of change they have collected for two orphan grizzly bears, who are now making their home at the Scottsbluff zoo.


“We wanted the students to help make a positive change for the bears in their new environment by bringing in their spare change,” said Morrill Elementary teacher Robin Hoff.


In addition to the bears hitting home with Hoff, who is from Wyoming, where the bears came from after their mother was illegally shot in the wild, it also resonated with one of the newly created Dens of students at the Morrill Elementary, which have a bear as a mascot. They wanted the fundraiser to include all the other Dens and students.



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