Beech Tree ES Student Makes Medical Masks for Local Physicians

By Communication and Community Relations Staff
Senior Spotlight
March 26, 2020

When Beech Tree mom Van Nguyen heard about the shortage of medical face masks, she put her sewing skills into action. Her original goal was to make 20 face masks, but after posting about her project on social media, she received a plea from local medical professionals to make more. 


Caroline with sewing machine and masksBeech Tree fifth grader Caroline got wind of Nguyen’s project and decided to put her own sewing skills to the test. Caroline, taught by her mother, Elizabeth, and YouTube tutorials, began sewing when school was first shut down on March 13. Her initial project was a gift for Beech Tree’s music teacher, who is expecting a baby. When asked why she began sewing face masks, Caroline said she was trying to help provide needed supplies to local physicians.


Nguyen is grateful for donations she has received to purchase filters for the face masks. She has personally made 20. Caroline has completed three face masks and has 30 more in production.