Davie High students, staff help Humane

Published 8:47 am Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Student Government Association at Davie County High School collected more than 1,000 items for the Humane Society of Davie County during the month of March.

The teachers challenged the students to raise items with the teachers donating enough paper towels to build a floor to ceiling paper towel tower in the media center. This motivated the students to donate dog and cat food, animal collars, hand sanitizer, animal toys, and litter scoops in addition to many other items.

To further enhance the challenge, the third period class donating the most items received an ice cream party.

On Saturday, March 28, SGA officers and members including Josh Lankford, Jordan Earle, Holden Poole, Renee Marshall, Jessica Navarro, Gabby Boada and Tessa Matthews took the items to the HSDC. Accompanied by one of their advisers, Lynn Wisecarver, and Mocksville Elementary School representative Callie Wisecarver, the group was able to spend time petting three of the dogs available for adoption.

“We really appreciate all of this,” Gloria Wommack, HSDC managing director said.  “The paper towels alone will last about two months. This was really so nice for the high school kids to gather all of this stuff for the animals.”

The SGA conducts a service project each month in order to teach its members about the importance of being community leaders and giving back to the community.  The group meets twice a month and is led by advisers, Jen O’Brien and Wisecarver along with a student-led executive board and student class officers.