Early college students make connections at Bermuda Village

Published 1:57 pm Tuesday, November 14, 2023

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By Gracie Hauser

Davie County Early College

Danielle Mallory, a science teacher at Davie County Early College High School (DCECHS), applied for a grant through the Davie Community Foundation.

The grant’s purpose was to provide a way to build relationships between the senior citizens and youth of Davie County. The foundation awarded $4,500 to DCECHS in early October.

As soon as the grant was received, plans were made to visit Bermuda Village so that students could spend time with residents. Funds were used to purchase flowers and jars.  Some students scavenged a nearby trail for foliage to accentuate the flower arrangements while others wrote thoughtful messages on cards.

A group of students delivered the flowers and cards to Bermuda Village residents on Friday, Oct. 27.

Noelle Brown, a sophomore, enjoyed handing out the gifts. “We really brightened their day,” she said.

The school has plans to continue the outreach project through visits to Somerset and other assisted living facilities. a resident.