A Snowflake of Hope

By Brandi Bailey

January 4, 2013 Updated Jan 7, 2013 at 11:20 AM EDT

Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The Tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school left schools around the country wondering how they could give back and help their own students process.

Sandy Hook requested snowflakes to decorate the schools new location at Chalk Hill.

The middle school art classes at Vestal Middle School made that their main focus.

They were able to make 400 snowflakes, all different to show their support.

Faculty and staff at Vestal Middle School add that this project was also a way to help students process what happened, admitting it was difficult for them to find the words to explain.

"It shows that I know and I care about other people. I think they'll be happy and they'll know people heard and they know how sad it can be to loose a family member and we support them," said student, Tomiko Nicholson.

The snowflakes were sent off to Connecticut just before Christmas.

Students are continuing to make snowflakes to hang in their windows to show even more support.