DeSana Middle School in south Forsyth held its third annual Day of Good Deeds on Tuesday, May 21, where hundreds of students were sent out into the community to participate in various acts of service.
According to a school spokesperson, seventh- and eighth-grade students from the school visited more than 35 different local organizations, doing everything from painting fences to visiting the elderly at nursing homes. School sixth-graders remained at the school, working on “materials projects” like creating distraction bags for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and care packages for deployed members of the military.
“At DeSana, one of the main tenets of Principal [Terri] North’s plan for all students is altruism,” said event co-chair Dawn Bourg. “DeSana seeks to plant the seeds of altruism in our young Dragons and [the Day of Good Deeds] is an amazing component of this plan.”