Mrs. Tutt’s 8th grade GT class began a project this year to collect paper clips to honor the victims of the Holocaust. What started out with a few paper clips has turned into a museum on wheels for the community.
The students need 11 million paper clips and so far have collected 6 million. The clips represent lives lost during the time period of the Holocaust. Students have taken on a letter writing campaign to collect the paper clips and have received letters from Donald Trump, Billy Joel and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
As the clips add up, the students needed a location to display them. Mrs. Tutt secured a World War II train car that will have a permanent home on the LMS campus. The car will need remodeling to house the clips. Along with the paper clips, there will be World War II memorabilia. A huge crane and several semi-trucks delivered the car to the middle school while the 8th grade GT class looked on. Some thought it looked much bigger than anticipated.
To donate clips, send to: GT Paper Clip Project, Lufkin Middle School, 900 East Denman, 75901.
To read the Lufkin Daily News story by Grace Juarez, click here.