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Carroll High School Students Organize Massive Service Project

Mar 28, 2018 02:29PM ● By Maleesa Johnson

On April 7, high school students from all over Southlake will come together for one day of service with The Dragon Event.

The Dragon Event is a student-led project that aims to give back to the community. This year marks its inaugural event. Students will be serving by partnering with different organizations and assisting in meaningful tasks that would make a difference around town, like gardening and meal packing. Every high school student and faculty member is invited out to get involved.

The Big Event, hosted by Texas A&M University, inspired Carroll Senior High School junior Jacqueline Hall to start an annual service event in her hometown.  Her goal is to bring together the wide variety of teams, clubs and students for the common purpose of giving back. Next Saturday, those willing to participate should check-in at Dragon Stadium at 7:30 a.m. From there, attendees can expect a rewarding day of work that concludes around noon. Carroll ISD staff will provide transportation to and from various projects after check in.

 Each group of volunteers will be assigned a different organization to help out with, such as Run4Elise and Miracle League. Students will receive National Honor Society /service hours for participation. Seniors will also receive a graduation medal.

Student leadership behind The Dragon Events includes director Jacqueline Hall; chairpersons Jacob Askew, Paul Venesky, Kelly Alspaw, Rachel Gitter and Jack Tucker. Anika Shah, Aubrey Parr and Minnah Shafi serve as co-chairpersons.  Committee members also include Charlotte Lanier, Abby Flaherty, Emily Kennedy, Nate Lannen, Libby Lester, Hannah Holmes, Katie Connell, Anna Claire Morris, and secretary Walker Southern.