PALS advisor Patricia Hicks said the club is very popular at Pinkerton, with about 150 student volunteers signed up to visit the district’s elementary schools on a regular basis.
Many of the students are paired with the younger children and retain that relationship.
“It’s important to have that bond that they make,” Hicks said.
In another classroom, first-graders Shane Stone and Kevin Lee were attempting to win a card game against Pinkerton junior Kirsten Rickershauser.
“This is a great program,” Kirsten said. “I’m hoping it also looks good on a resume, but it’s just fun.”