Southeast Guilford students involved in service learning project

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Eight student groups are involved in a campus wide service learning project under the theme: shelter.

History teacher Lindsay Russell supervises the students in their projects but said every idea that is submitted is student driven.

“We're seeing a lot of the projects submitted are very close to home which is really neat because the outreach is in our community here,” Russell said. “With shelter, it’s not just homelessness, it’s not just flood relief, the possibilities have been endless and for the students to come up with the ideas they have, it’s been pretty neat.”

Some of the working projects have been chemotherapy care packages, winter blankets for animal shelters, food drives, back packs for Hurricane Matthew victims and even a handicap accessible ramp for a disabled veteran.

At the conclusion of the projects in March, administration will vote on the project to be the Falcon Cup Winner. That project will also win donation money towards their charity.

Principal Dr. James Seagraves said they plan to pitch the ideas to the Superintendent for a county wide service learning project and competition.