Early college students learn importance of community service
Published 6:00 pm Saturday, September 10, 2022
By Vidhi Sharma
and Elyn Murphy
Davie County Early
On Aug. 26, Davie County Early College students connected with local agencies and organizations at the inaugural Community Service Fair.
This took place during the school’s weekly Phoenix Friday. To the Early College, Phoenix Fridays are a time to get together with classmates and build school culture.
For the fair, volunteers from organizations around the area came to the school to speak with students about community service opportunities.
“This will help make my communication skills better and branch out to people I’ve never seen before,” says Jhonel Marlow, a sophomore.
Students were encouraged to explore options that correspond with their interests.
Bentley Rivers, a freshman, reflected on her time spent at the fair. “I really enjoy working with little kids, so the activities at Cognition Davie were really interesting to me.” Community service has always been an essential value of the school.
“I remember when I was a student here, having the opportunity to connect with the community through service, and I wanted the same for our students today,” said Joey Davis, a teacher at the who organized the event.
This year, the Early College is participating in many more service projects including clean-up days at local parks, canned food drives l, and reading groups at the elementary schools.
“Volunteering helps to build character and involve the younger generation in the community,” Davis said.
Casey Price, a representative from Second Harvest Food Bank said to the group: “You guys are the future, you guys have creativity. We always need new people to keep the future going.” With new ideas and helping hands, Davie County can continue to flourish.”