Sarah Pennington and Ashley Hull, two seniors from Heritage High School, worked with New Hope Blount County Children’s Advocacy Center for their Early Childhood Education class project. Along with their lesson plans for teaching children at New Hope about self-esteem and good nutrition habits, they also organized a needs drive for the center and collected items such as individually wrapped snacks, juice boxes, paper products, toys, and school and office supplies. In order to raise the New Hope needs list items, Sarah and Ashley held a competition for the third block classes. Whichever class donated the most supplies received a pizza party. After a close competition, Mary Cooper’s class came from behind to win the contest.
New Hope would like to thank Sarah and Ashley for leading this drive as well as all of the classes who generously contributed. Through their giving, we at New Hope will be able to continue our mission to help the physically and sexually abused children of Blount County.