First students learn the importance of community service
Published at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2022
By Vidhi Sharma
and Elyn Murphy
Early Davie County
On August 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. For Early College, Phoenix Fridays are a time to get together with classmates and build school culture.
For the fair, volunteers from area organizations came to the school to talk with students about community service opportunities.
“It will help me improve my communication skills and open up to people I’ve never seen before,” says sophomore Jhonel Marlow.
Students were encouraged to explore options that matched their interests.
Freshman Bentley Rivers reflected on her time at the fair. “I really enjoy working with young children, so the activities at Cognition Davie really interested me.” Community service has always been a core value of the school.
“I remember when I was a student here, I had 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 organization of the event.
This year, Early College is participating in many other service projects, including clean-up days at local parks, candy drives and elementary school reading groups.
“Volunteering helps build character and engage the younger generation in the community,” Davis said.
Casey Price, a representative from Second Harvest Food Bank, told the group, “You are the future, you have creativity. We always need new people to drive the future forward. With new ideas and help, Davie County can continue to thrive.