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By ASHLEY THORNTON
Special to the Beacon
After nearly a full school year of writing back and forth, first and second grade students from Cedar Key and Chiefland Elementary School finally got to meet up.
Friendship Day was a culminating event for these students, according to CKS second grade teacher Rebecca Lloyd. Her class writes to Patty Shewey’s 2nd grade class in Chiefland.
The students from CES first met their pen pals at Cedar Key School and were then treated to a day of Cedar Key history and experiences. They visited Mr. Power’s high school marine lab, where some of the students talked to them about what they study there. The kids also received a hands-on experience at the beach by the school where they got to pick out sea creatures captured in a net. Then, they took a historic walking tour down to the park where some students picked up a game of kick ball and others played on the playground.
Cedar Key resident Bud Collins was the guest speaker for the day and spoke to the kids about sponge diving.