Students at Champion High School are working to make a difference in their community by coming up with various projects to impact those around them.

The projects are courtesy of 12th grade English teacher, James Sheldon. Each year, Sheldon has his class read the book, "The Last Lecture" and have his students come up with "Make a Difference" projects based on lessons in the book.

"We gleaned a lesson in a way that we can teach and to enable the dreams in others and allow the students to feel like that could make a difference in the world around them and that's the basis of the project," Sheldon said.

Examples of projects include collecting stuffed animals for the Ronald McDonald House, as well as a unity memorial being painted by the school group "Students 4 Change," a group working to end the stigma of mental health at school.