Shana Hovest, Trey Hovest, Hunter Hovest and Tanner Hovest are shown keeping score for their team during the Putnam County Big Brothers/BIg Sisters Bowlathon last Saturday at Ottawa Highland Lanes. (Putnam Sentinel/Nancy Kline)
Shana Hovest, Trey Hovest, Hunter Hovest and Tanner Hovest are shown keeping score for their team during the Putnam County Big Brothers/BIg Sisters Bowlathon last Saturday at Ottawa Highland Lanes. (Putnam Sentinel/Nancy Kline)

OTTAWA — Shana Hovest, a sophomore at Panodra-Gilboa, said she began being a school-based Big Sister as part of Leadership team activity.

“I really enjoy doing it,” she said. Once every other week during school hours she meets with her “Little” Trey Hovest, a fifth grader at Pandora-Gilboa. “We’re related, but not siblings,” Shana explained. The two enjoy doing numerous activities together including playing games, doing homework or even finishing a craft.

“I like playing games the most,’ said Trey. “And now when we are bowling together.” The two were bowling together last Saturday during the putnam County Bowl-a-thon held at Ottawa Highland Lanes.

Another Pandora-Gilboa sophomore, Hunter Hovest, also enjoys the time he spends with his “Little” Tanner Hovest, a first grader at Pandora-Gilboa. He also enjoys playing games during his time with Hunter.

Pandora-Gilboa, Ottawa Elementary and Ottoville Schools all have school-based programs that are held during the regular school day. This is high school students that are matched with younger children.

Read more about the Putnam County Big Brother/Big Sister program in the Feb. 12 edition of the Putnam County Sentinel.

story created on Monday 2/10/2014 at 2:49:28 pm by Nancy Kline