May 18, 2021

HCHS students team up to serve the local community

National Honor Society and FFA students teamed up on March 12 to help clean up some community roadways (Photo: Heard County FFA)

(Franklin, GA) — The Heard County High School National Honor Society and FFA (Future Farmers of America) recently came together to help clean trash from several roadways in the county. The event took place on Friday, March 12 and about 30 students participated.

CTAE Teacher/FFA Advisor Kristin Wilson was pleased with the students who took time to volunteer.

“This was a scheduled teacher work day so it was a nice surprise to have so many kids come out. One student even missed a trip to the beach, said Mrs. Wilson.

“Superintendent Rodney Kay supplied subway sandwiches and Mrs. Jessi Horn supplied drinks and snacks. FFA students provided modes of trash transport and materials such as gloves, bags, etc. We divided up into groups of four, and those with trucks hauled the trash back to the community dump.”

The cleanup crews focused their efforts in several areas throughout the county and collected a whopping 86 bags of garbage and other waste. Afterwards the kids enjoyed playing some games including corn hole and ping-pong.

Mrs. Wilson says she came up with the community service project idea after seeing numerous complaints about roadside trash on social media. She says the group plans to do cleanups twice a year in the future.

Heard High students that participated in the cleanup day were Karmen Maxwell, Korrie Brewer, Faith Evans, Destani Cole, Maci Bates, Chase Ragland, Courtney Cannon, Gus Tackett, Halle Hicks, Waylon McKay, Hayden Gay, Lili Floves, Rhylee Fomby, Annie Bradley, Corey Spates, Megan Butler, Jalynne Holloway, Nelan Pace, Beth Moreland, Chance Curbow, Jazmine Johnson, Braeden Scoggins, Lyndsey Pike, and Briley Porter.

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