ASHTON — Giving back is easier than it seems.
Members of the Student Success Society at Hannan Junior/Senior High School installed a new Blessings Box at the entrance to the school. The purpose of this box is for members of the community to donate food items or those for basic needs, such as soaps, toothbrushes, etc, and any person with a need can simply take what they need.
Gear Up West Virginia is a state-wide program designed to prepare students for education after high school. On Wednesday morning, Aric Bostic, from Gear Up, came to give a motivational speech to students, which held a special meaning for members of the Success Society. Bostic creates curriculum and videos, which is used at Hannan. His teaching focuses on self improvement, and being a better member of society.
Gear Up West Virginia also provides funding for the Student Success Society, which was used to build and install the new Blessing Box. Brianne Solomon is the teacher involved with the Success Society, and was very excited to see this project culminate.
“It’s wonderful to see these kids give back and work together,” Solomon explained. “Especially in a way that will benefit the community.”
Solomon’s husband constructed the Blessings Box, and she decorated it with paint. The Student Success Society meets weekly, with the goal of enabling students for success.
“We’re proud of this, and of our students” Dr. Karen Oldham, principal, stated. “We strive for excellence here, and this is evidence of that.”
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