Quoted Directly from an article in the Times Enteprise written by Jordan Barela.
Thomasville High School students are giving back this holiday season. Two THS groups — student government association and the newly-formed leadership class — are conducting numerous events in an effort to give back to the local community.
"We're doing a DFCS Christmas," said Jared Robinson, a student in the leadership class, adding the event is aimed at providing Christmas to children less fortunate. Robinson said events helping out the community are key because the leadership class wants "to show them (the community) we actually care and we're not just a school."
Reggie Perry, also in the leadership class, said he and his peers want to reach out to the community and give back to others.
Alexa Hernandez, senior class president, said the student governmental body adopted an 8-year-old for the holiday season.
"Some of the things on her list were really eye-opening," Hernandez said, also noting the young girl wanted basic necessities.
Back in November, SGA members took part in serving Thanksgiving meals at Rescue Mission and conducted a canned goods drive at Second Harvest. SGA members helped prepare and give out over 100 meals.
The Thomasville High SGA formulated a campaign to give back to the community for the holiday season. Future events include volunteering at Victorian Christmas, hosting a THS staff appreciation week, and Shop with a Cop. Janet Cable, a THS social studies teacher, oversees SGA and the leadership class. Cable said the giving back notion is a way to get the students involved in the community and is a "component of a social education." "I like to create opportunities for students to do that," Cable added.