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November 11, 2013

East Bernstadt students work to give back

Community Outreach Club fill shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —

“The support we’ve gotten has been incredible,” Jones said.  “Our school administrators have done anything they can to help us, whether it’s approve additional meetings or allow us to stay after school to work.  We’ve also gotten so much support from our parents.  They are getting into this as much as the students.  There has been at least one parent helping out at every event we’ve had this year.”

Jones was impressed and moved by the students’ decision to join the outreach club rather than the other fun and educational clubs the school offers.

“I just really feel like it’s our time to give back,” said Sidney Lewis, 12, a seventh grader.  “We get so much from our community, we get everything we need.  But there are people out there who don’t get what they need and it’s time that we give back.”

“Not everyone is as fortunate as we are,” Kelley agreed.  “The community has helped me before and I really want to give back.”

 

rmcdaniel@sentinel-echo.com

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