Andrew Jackson High’s 2014-15 Homecoming Court members received Service Learning Leadership Awards during the board’s November meeting.
The girls received the awards for their work on a service project to benefit Kershaw Area Resource Exchange (KARE).
The project raised $10,525 in only 22 days, and a check was presented to KARE during halftime at the Volunteers’ homecoming game.
“I know you all are proud of this accomplishment and see how when we work together, we really can make a difference,” board chair Bobby Parker said before presenting the girls their awards. “It took a genuine spirit of service to do what you did, and we applaud that.”
Parker then presented certificates to students Makinzzie Caskey, Hannah Cobb, Savannah DeBruhl, Kaitlyn Haynes, Kolbie Hinson, Rebecca Hinson, Courtney McManus, Angela Sims and Katlyn Starnes. Student Marketta McIlwain could not attend.
The girls held bake sales, did gift raffles, sold lunch plates and t-shirts, worked at Pizza Inn and even had a masseuse come in for teachers.
Andrew Jackson High drama teacher sponsor Katrina Bernsdorff was the faculty sponsor for the event.
KARE provides services ranging from basic food and clothing to family literacy programs for familes in the Kershaw and Heath Springs area.
With the money raised, KARE was able to purchase a freezer to make providing nutritional meals to clients easier.