Local students learn while working to raise $1,000 for Interfaith Outreach

Seventeen students from the West Suburban Summer School participated in the fourth annual Wooden Spoon Restaurant Project June 21 at Rock Elm Tavern as part of Intermediate District 287’s Gifted Education Services. This one-week class teaches the basics of running a small business and provides a hands-on opportunity to manage a restaurant. The program also serves as a fundraiser and raised $1,115 for Interfaith Outreach. Students also learned public speaking skills as they presented the check to LaDonna Hoy, executive director for Interfaith Outreach. Pictured are Samantha Heitke, Wooden Spoon instructor, with students Arjun Taneja and Arushi Devgun of Wayzata Central Middle School.
Alisha Ji of Wayzata Central Middle School chats with customers June 21 at Rock Elm Tavern in Plymouth as part of the West Suburban Summer School’s Wooden Spoon fundraiser for Interfaith Outreach. (Sun staff photos by Kristen Miller) 
Students in Intermediate District 287’s West Suburban Summer School program for the gifted and talented participated in a one-week class which teaches the basics of running a small business and provides a hands-on opportunity to manage a restaurant. Grace Kaung of Minnetonka Middle School East cleans a table as part of the West Suburban Summer School’s Wooden Spoon project June 21 at Rock Elm Tavern.
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Seventeen students from the West Suburban Summer School participated in the fourth annual Wooden Spoon Restaurant Project June 21 at Rock Elm Tavern as part of Intermediate District 287’s Gifted Education Services. This one-week class teaches the basics of running a small business and provides a hands-on opportunity to manage a restaurant. The program also serves as a fundraiser and raised $1,115 for Interfaith Outreach. Students also learned public speaking skills as they presented the check to LaDonna Hoy, executive director for Interfaith Outreach. Pictured are Samantha Heitke, Wooden Spoon instructor, with students Arjun Taneja and Arushi Devgun of Wayzata Central Middle School.