Students, Civic Leaders Show Teacher Appreciation

Middle-schoolers provide pizza for educators.

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A group of students at Harnett Central Middle School teamed with a local civic club to show staff members at the school their appreciation as the countdown continues toward the first day of classes in the county next week.

The Builders Club at the school teamed with members of the Angier Kiwanis Club to provide a pizza lunch in the school cafeteria. Both club members and Kiwanians were on hand to deliver pizza to the staff. The students and adults joined together to show just how much they cared.

Builders Club President Tucker Coombs headed up the efforts for the students.

“This is what the Builders Club is all about,” Tucker said. “We want to thank the staff for what they do for us every day and we want to give back to all our staff members.”

In addition to working to serve the lunch, students also asked for help from the community to pay for it. That included asking businesses and individuals to make donations.

Tucker said students could not have done the project without the efforts of the Angier Kiwanis Club. Member Mack McLeod was one of those volunteering at the lunch.

“I want to thank Mr. Mack. We could not have done this without him and the other members of the club,” Tucker said.

“We wanted to work with Tucker and the other students to show teachers that we appreciate what they do every day,” Mr. McLeod said.

The Builders Club is the largest service organization for middle and junior high school students in the country. There are more than 1,600 clubs spread around the world. The clubs are part of the Kiwanis organization. The groups perform service projects at schools and also work with other organizations to help children in other ways.

Teachers, staff members and those who help the schools had smiles and hugs as they enjoyed the lunch.

Keisha Campbell is a teacher assistant in a special education classroom at the school.

“This is a blessing for them to do this for us,” Ms. Campbell said. “‘We want to thank all of them so much.”

Aaron Baer is the school’s sixth-grade assistant principal.

“This is fantastic,” Mr. Baer said. “We are very appreciative of the students and the Kiwanis Club for taking time out to do this for us.”

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