Seniors are often celebrated during this time of year, however, Corinth’s graduating class decided to turn the tables and celebrate the community that has supported them from the beginning.
On Thursday, May 30, the Corinth graduating Class of 2019 participated in many volunteer opportunities as part of the district’s first Annual Community Give Back Day.
The students were split up into seven different groups and assigned to different volunteer activities including cleanup at the Corinth Beach and Pagenstecher Park, organizing Corinth’s CARE Closet, writing letters to local veterans, a Community Car Wash, as well as, cleanup and gardening maintenance of the Oak Street campus.
When asked what this day meant to them, Seniors Jocelin Bliss, Lizzie Milligan, and Paige Eversole said it felt good to give back to those who gave so much to them.
“As a school, it’s good to give back,” said Bliss. “Our community is so close nit and super supportive of everything we do, it just makes sense to support them back.”
“It’s a good thing for the senior class to do for the community that has done so much for us,” said Milligan.
The students also stated they hope Community Give Back Day becomes a tradition at the school, much like Tomahawk day.
“It was a really fun experience to do this with your friends and classmates,” said Eversole. “It’s a nice way to round out the year before exams begin.”
Principal Brian Testani agreed and plans to continue Community Give Back Day stating that the hope is to inspire students across all grades to participate in community service.
“Even the smallest thing can make a difference and show appreciation,” said Testani. “We want the community to know that we recognize all that they do for the district, students and staff alike.”
Thank you, Seniors! We’ll see you at graduation in June.
View some photos from the day below & check out the photo album on the district's Facebook page.