Eighth-graders at Morehead Middle School who spent all school year developing and implementing community service projects to impact their neighborhoods had a chance to show off their results on Friday.
Morehead had its first Community Project Expo to show parents, teachers and other community members the work they have been doing all year long. The projects focused on community involvement and philanthropy.
Students spoke to community members about volunteer work with animals, service organizations and even blood-donation agencies.
The Community Project at Morehead focuses on community and service among students, encouraging them to explore their responsibility to implement service as action in the neighborhoods in which they live.
All eighth-grade students completed a Community Project that they will now present to the public.
Morehead is an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme candidate school. Part of the consideration for the IB program is providing students with the opportunity to develop awareness of the needs in their communities, and addressing those needs through service learning.