By Austin Buckner | Fairbury, Pennsylvania
In the spring of 2013, Pennsylvania native Christian Bucks conjured the idea to add a bench to his elementary school playground. The bench would serve as a location where students could find friends to play with during recess.
In the fall, Bucks helped raise funds and build the first Buddy Bench at Roundtown Elementary in York, Penn. In March, students of Cyndi Shinn’s third-grade class in Fairbury learned of Bucks’ story in an edition of Scholastic News.