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Students work for good

Over this academic year, students in Lawrence County schools have been doing their part to raise money for good causes.

As we reported earlier this month, Fairland High students took part in a schoolwide effort to buy supplies for children taken into Child Protective Services.

While, next door at Fairland Middle, students have been raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Coordinated by the Beta Club, Fairland Middle raised $1,900, as a result of students returning boxes with change. The figure was $400 in excess of the school’s goal.

Also last week, Members of the El Hasa Shriners Hillbilly Clan, Outhouse 8 visited South Point Elementary to put on a magic show for the school’s four kindergarten classes.

That grade level led the school in their annual penny drive for the Shriners, with the proceeds going to Shriners Children’s Hospitals and the transportation fund to take children to those facilities.

We congratulate all of these students for their hard work and generosity. Not only does this contribute to a good cause, but it shows a sense of community spirit and we are thankful  Lawrence County’s next generation is willing to contribute to such causes.