| December 13, 2017
Student Guest Column:
CHSS Holiday Philanthropy!
BY REBECCA WRIGHT AND RENNIE PARKER
holiday season, the CHSS AVID classes teamed up with the Elizabeth City
chapter of the Salvation Army to help raise money. In this case, the
money went to a disaster relief fund. AVID students collected donations
in the foyer every day before school to help families in need after the
numerous storms and events that have damaged homes and lives this past
In addition to this charitable act of community service, CHSS’ high
school baseball teams did a Toys for Tots fundraiser, raising $1,259.82
that went to buying toys for children.
The coach of the team, Mr. Keith Durham, said that his inspiration came
from a friend of his who coached football in Illinois, and who had
given him the philanthropic idea. For ten years, Mr. Durham had run the
annual fundraiser at the school where he previously taught, and when he
started working at Cape Hatteras, he decided to bring the tradition
Note: The Island Free Press is delighted to be working
with journalism students and writers from CHSS this year, and will be
posting their work in our Commentary & Guest Columns page as they
continue to grow into exceptional journalists.