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Monday, November 13, 2017
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This fall semester, several programs have been instituted at Walker Valley by our students to help our community and those in need.  These programs are ways in which our students can gain a better understanding of the challenges that exist in our society and town. 

 Student Food Pantry - as a result of a writing lesson in Mrs. Klepzig's 10th grade English classes, students have decided to work towards the creation of a food pantry here at the school.  The students studied local agencies that assist individuals in our community who are 'food insecure' in Cleveland and Bradley County.  The students gathered their own funds to sponsor a feeding day at Johnson park.  The event had over 200 meals given out to individuals in our community.  The students have further proposed a student food pantry to begin here at Walker Valley high School and have begun the process of designing the space and the protocols for this program.


Save the Sack Pack Day (Make a Change Day - November 1) - this day was organized in Bradley County to help save the Sack Pack program - which has provided meals for the weekend for elementary students for years.  This program did not receive full funding this year, and WVHS joined with all local schools to raise funds to save this program.  On November 1st, the students, faculty, staff, and parents of the WVHS community raised over $1,300 to contribute to this effort.


National Honor Society / Southern Heritage Community Food  Drive  - Each year, Walker Valley joins with Southern Heritage bank to collect canned food items and funds to help our local food banks to re-stock their shelves and provide services throughout the winter months and holiday season.  This year, the Walker Valley community raised over $3,600 and several hundred non-perishable food items to contribute.


SGA Veteran Recognition at LONZA - members of our SGA went to LONZA to take part in a recognition ceremony for all LONZA employees who are veterans.  The ceremony included the students creating cards and posters to commemorate the veterans at LONZA and the presentation of several speeches by our students to honor the veterans.  

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