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Letters Received from Hands of Hope
Piedmont High School students were recognized at the UCPS Administrator Leadership Conference this summer for their Hands of Hope project that raised money for the national effort, House of Hope, which is a project established for children with AIDS in Uganda. The 2011 school year opened with Piedmont students receiving letters from Ugandan children who were impacted by the fund raising effort. The project was part of the UCPS focus on globalization.
Jennifer Vollmann from New Global Citizens and Penny McGuire from World View recognized several Piedmont students for the Hands of Hope project. Included in the recognition were Elizabeth Brewer, a junior; Kiersten Porter, senior; and Maggie VunCannon, senior. When asked how the letters from the children made them feel, VunCannon stated that "It is extremely sweet and considerate of them. It just shows that our hard work pays off and it did really affect someone in the world."
Written by: Donna Helms
Posted: Sep 09, 2011 by Donna Helms