Glen Oaks High School Students Give Heart and ‘Sole’ to Collect Christmas Gifts for Third-World Children
- December 18, 2009
Some special children thousands of miles away from Baton Rouge are a shoe-in to have a great holiday this year thanks in part to the efforts of the Glen Oaks High School Spanish Club.
Student club members, like Johneisha Jones (pictured), collected toys, school supplies and personal hygiene items from donors during this month, filled 10 shoe boxes with gift items and packed them off to children in third-world countries – just in time for Christmas. They included cards and labels written in Spanish.
Sponsors and students worked on the project, and the boxes were given to Florida Boulevard Baptist Church, which serves as an area collection site for the international project. This year’s project will include 8.2 million boxes sent from across the United States to more than 100 countries.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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