Fulton County students participate in ‘First Service Day’ for community, school

by Barbara Atwill

Fulton County High School (FCHS) participated in their First Service Day Nov. 4.

Students in ninth through 12th grades participated by choosing which service project they would work to complete on the date.

Several students worked throughout the community picking up trash along the road, cleaning up debris at the Harbor, working at the Carnegie Library painting the Christmas cards to be displayed outside, working at the baseball field, painting the baseball/softball concession stand, and landscaping around the school campus.

The event was sponsored by the FCHS Beta Club, with their motto being “service above self”. Beta Club sponsor Chris Roberts, was instrumental in organizing the event.

“Several students have done community service projects in the past, especially our Beta Club and FFA students, but this year Ellen Murphy, principal at FCHS, was able to get the entire school involved,” stated Julie Jackson, Fulton County Schools Director of Operations.

According to Jackson the students completed the event because the staff saw the project as a way to meet a need for students to be proficient readers, writers and mathematicians, but also to instill character traits in them, such as serving others.

“I’m sure Mrs. Murphy will plan another event, with this one being such a huge hit,” Jackson said.