8th Graders Complete Annual Service Trip to Dungannon

Middle School history teacher Laurie Goode and Director of Student Life Beth Kondorossy led 20 rising 8th Graders on an annual service trip to Dungannon, Virginia, from June 10-16. While there, the group completed jobs and projects to help the community, including painting, staining, weeding and cleaning. The trip also involves teambuilding and gaining independence.
“During the week, we see that the students are able to problem solve and they don’t have to rely on adults as much,” Ms. Goode said. “It’s great to see that growth and independence. We talk a lot about leadership and bringing back those skills to the Middle School.”