With temperatures in the 20s early Thursday morning as students prepared to return to school from Christmas break, Theodore High School’s Family Career Community Leaders of America club decided to do something to help protect younger students in the community against the chilly weather.
Students in the club went to nearby Nan Gray Davis Elementary on Thursday morning and passed out hats, scarves and other cold-weather items to students there. They’d made many of the items themselves in FCCLA sponsor Roslyn Robinson’s Fashion Design Careers class at Theodore.
“We like to give them an opportunity to have a sense of giving, teaching them to give back to the community,” Robinson said of her students. “This is our responsibility and we should teach our students to give back, and they do feel very proud to do that.”
The students also passed out some of the items to their classmates at Theodore.
“It feels wonderful, a great feeling,” said Theodore student Bryce Hinton. “During the winter time, it gets down to 50 or 55 normally, but now it’s 22. It’s quite cold and people down here aren’t used to that.”