High School Partners with Local Organization to Better the Community

Charleston— November 13, 2015 was the Trident United Way Day of Caring. West Ashley High School partnered with Joint Base Charleston, a military facility in North Charleston, to perform a Clean Sweep of the WAHS school grounds. This marked the second year that WAHS took part in the event.

Last year several classes and groups within the school worked with volunteers from First Citizens Bank to beautify one of our courtyards. They were responsible for building a patio outside our Culinary Arts classrooms and for building a greenhouse where they could grow certain spices that the Culinary Arts students would use when preparing meals.

Trident United Way’s Day of Caring provides an opportunity for corporate volunteer teams to partner with local agencies and schools in Berkeley, Charleston, or Dorchester Counties to increase community engagement.

Friday, November 13, 2015 marked the 15th Anniversary of the Day of Caring! Volunteers from Joint Base Charleston worked together with a number of WAHS students to provide manpower for the event. Students from drama, several of our science classes, Exceptional Children, and Mechatronics classes, as well as select DECA members from the WAHS chapter participated in the Clean Sweep.

Trash was collected on campus, shrubs were trimmed, flower beds were planted, and the ponds were cleared of debris. Lunch was prepared and served by the WAHS Culinary Arts classes for all of the volunteers.

For more information regarding this event, please contact Public Relations Coordinator Donnie Newton at 843.573.1201 ext. 4405.

Photo Captions
National Day of Caring (1)
Joint Base Volunteers and WAHS students collect trash and other pieces of debris from various points on campus.

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West Ashley High students clean up and plant fresh flowers in the beds directly in front of the school.National Day of Caring (3)

National Day of Caring (3)
Members of Joint Base of Charleston along with Exceptional Children teacher, Luke Hamilton, tend to the flowers and bushes in the flower beds in front of the high school.

National Day of Caring (4)
A group of Drama students, watched over by CTE Department Head Sandra Pennekamp and Drama Department Head Ellyn Winkles, clean up a flower bed and plant new bushes to help beautify the front of the school.

National Day of Caring (5)
Members of the Joint Base Charleston, wearing their Trident United Way Day of Caring t-shirts, work to fix up flower beds at West Ashley High.

National Day of Caring (6)
Members of the WAHS chapter of DECA, Liam Wheless, Haley Bauer, and Amanda Bennett, pose in front of the high school’s marque after trimming some of the bushes and tending to the marquee’s flower bed.

National Day of Caring (7)
Student Liam Wheless steps feet first into the Day of Caring’s campus clean up by removing debris from the pond.

National Day of Caring (8)
Students in the Culinary Arts program prepared lunch for all of the volunteers who helped with Trident United Way’s Day of Caring.

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