Students at Sandy Creek High are the latest to become heroes for the students of Clarkdale Elementary in Austell.
The school, with an enrollment 442 students, was completely submerged in water from the devastating flood last month. Since the flood, heroes from throughout metro Atlanta have been stepping up to help the students by donating school supplies.
Students from Sandy Creek loaded onto a school bus on October 8 and headed to Compton Elementary, where 217 K-2 Clarkdale students have been relocated, to personally deliver a $1,000 check and $500 of school supplies to Clarkdale’s principal.
In just one week, members of Sandy Creek’s Star International Organization raised the money and school supplies. They enlisted the help of other schools, clubs and businesses to make the fundraiser a success: Crabapple Lane and Robert J. Burch Elementary schools, Skills USA, Key Club, Interact Club and Grand Coffee.
Clarkdale principal Marjorie Bickerstaff was so touched by the donation that she called 11Alive news and the television station made Sandy Creek’s students their “Heroes of the Week.”
“I am very proud of my students at Sandy Creek. The whole school community came together to help out another school that lost everything. What they were able to do in just one week is amazing and exemplifies what it truly means to be a Sandy Creek Patriot,” says principal Roy Rabold.
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