The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


April 12, 2013

Lindsay Lane students lend helping hand in community

— When April rolls around, cases of senioritis start popping up as numerous as the pollen count. Juniors and seniors at Lindsay Lane Christian Academy took that mindset and kicked it off the couch this week by taking the time to get involved.

Since seniors don’t take standardized tests, schools usually give them the time off to enjoy their accomplishment. Students at LLCA were given the opportunity to help interact with the community through service projects — an opportunity they pounced on.

“It’s just a really neat thing,” said Kaye Young McFarlen, executive director of the United Way of Athens and Limestone County.

McFarlen was approached by the group and asked if she could suggest organizations to which they could volunteer. She went to work contacting United Way agencies and scheduling different projects for the seniors, and on certain days, the LLCA juniors, to do “right in their backyards.”

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