Local students provide a helping hand

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- LEAD, which stands for leadership, excellence, achievement, and diversity, gave Bowling Green High School students an opportunity to get out of the classroom to extend a helping hand through a day of service. The program was started in honor of Joe Tinnius, who served as the ninth superintendent of the Bowling Green Independent Schools. This program started in 2010, and its purpose is to develop leadership qualities and a willingness to serve.

“It feels pretty good because I know that people get to go home and say thank you for helping. We got to have food today, we got to have clothes today…it just feels good to know that we’re helping someone in need,” said Bowling Green High School freshman Landen Jonson.

At each of the locations, the students helped other people in different ways, further teaching them how much of an impact they can have just by reaching out a helping hand at places like The Salvation Army, Village Manor and Potter Children’s home.

Throughout the day of service, LEAD seminar teacher Brittany Butler said the students took away more than just a feeling of good work.

“It inspires students to think beyond our school and to think about community involvement, and to always think about lifelong learning and making a difference every day. I’m just really super proud of our students and how well they’ve been today. I’m really proud,” Butler said.