Recently, Dyer Elementary School students had the opportunity of a lifetime… performing the world premiere of a new piece of music for former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter. During the event at the Carter Center, the Dyer Elementary School Chorus and Advanced Percussion Ensemble performed “Let Us Seed This Earth,” a piece written by Boston composer Stephen Jean and set to a poem written by Ric S. Bastasa for the Children’s Choir and Percussion Ensemble. Mr. Jean spent several days working with the students and attended the world premiere performance. The Dyer students presented the Carters with a check for $1,000 to help the Carter Center continue its mission of “Wage Peace, Fight Disease, Build Hope.” The students raised the money through an event called “Cuddles for Carter,” in which students made donations so they could bring stuffed animals to school for a day. Mountain View High School graduate and American Idol contestant Josiah Siska also performed with the students.