Marge Schmidt helps Ethan, a second grader at St. Joseph School, Rice Lake, make a wooden match cross. The Lenten activity is special for the second grade because it is a sacramental year. Families burn the matches and cut the cross using cardboard. The crosses are assembled at school under the direction of Betty Haughin, retired second grade teacher. After the crosses are displayed on the classroom bulletin board, students take them home for Easter. (Submitted photo)