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