Last week, the kindergarten class at Marshall Elementary joined in the relief effort to help the tornado victims of Louisville, nearly 75 miles away.
The school’s three kindergarten classes contributed items to the school to assist the victims that were devastated by the April 28 twisters.
Over 20 tornadoes hit Mississippi during that span and the towns of Louisville, Tupelo and Richland in Rankin County received the most damage. A total of 14 lives were claimed by those storms, nine of those in by those storms, nine of those in Louisville, where an EF-4 hit the town destroying homes, businesses and even the hospital.
Marshall Elementary principal Laura Curry said giving to those in need is the something that the students have learned at this early age, and this goes along with developing their futures.
“The lesson here is giving,” Curry said. “The teachers and the students are giving to those that are in need, and we’re also teaching the students about giving.”
Carroll County Schools Superintendent Billy Joe Ferguson said it shows that the students are learning more than just academics, and it is a lesson in character.
“I think it teaches the character of giving, and I’m proud of them,” Ferguson said. “I’m really proud of them.”