Waresboro Elementary’s National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) has made it a priority to focus on service projects for the 2016-2017 school year. Last Tuesday, a group of students from the society decided to surprise Principal Jenny Barnes for Boss’s Day. They began by replacing the old pine straw with fresh, clean straw in each flower bed surrounding the lovely campus. These students stayed voluntarily after regular school hours to complete this project.
NEHS mentor, Lisa Thrift stated, “It was truly a blessing to watch these kids work. They were excited about this project and actually planned to stay another day as well to pull the weeds that have grown in the courtyard.”
In addition, the honor society also decided to focus on Breast Cancer Awareness for the month of October by selling t-shirts. These “hot pink” tees were sold at Waresboro as well as other schools in the district. All proceeds were donated to the Southeast Georgia Cancer Unit. The objective of this fundraiser was to raise funds for those in need, heighten the awareness of breast cancer in the community, and honor the parents/grandparents of those suffering in the Ware County area.
Dr. Barnes, along with the other members of the Waresboro staff, have much pride and respect for these students and their leaders. Their sense of commitment and love for others is clearly evident in the selfless tasks that they have undertaken.
Pictured L-R: Back Row: Mrs. Shannon Miller, Rasheem B., Fredriana C., Patrick W., Stan T., Grayson T., Montez M., Gavin M., Bradley P., Nathan B. and Mrs. Sarah Smith
Front Row: Skylar S., Luci T., Kylee A., Raleigh T., and Kayden S.