Annual Student Service Trip Assists Appalachian Residents

Collegiate School’s annual summer service trip to Dungannon, Virginia, gives 20 rising 8th Graders and five faculty members the opportunity to provide needed services to its Appalachian residents.
While visiting this small city in the southeastern part of the state from June 11-17, students  tackled yard work, painted buildings and performed odd chores. Since its inception 11 years ago, 200 Collegiate students have participated in the Dungannon trip, assisting countless individuals and making significant contribution to the community.

Throughout the week, as the students learn about the challenges facing the region and contribute to a wide variety of projects in the community, they grew to learn more about themselves and each other. 

“This week taught me that when serving people, you are not just doing the work, you are getting to know the person and making their day better,” shared a student on the trip.

After their hard work, students and faculty enjoyed the beautiful Appalachian Mountains with a trip to the Natural Tunnel State Park.