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CAMDEN, SC (WIS) -

Students of Camden High School are emerged in all sorts of different groups, all with two things in common: school pride and the commitment to giving back.

During spirit week in September, Camden High School went up against Lugoff Elgin High School to see who could raise more money for United Way.

They won, raising more than $20,000 while also being put to work.

"A lot of the businesses around town not only donated money, but they let us donate money," said student body president Haley Maree. "We went and served at Sonic, we went and served food. We had a FATZ breakfast where we served the food, and then we had a Color Run which a lot of people from the community were involved in."

Giving back doesn't end there. It's the Bulldog way that seems to be planted throughout the school.

"Right now, we are growing some lettuce and basil and peppers," said senior Brett Davis.

And they are doing it all in their aquaponics greenhouse as part of their Earth Science course. Students are learning how to grow produce using water beds and fish. Their products have even been featured in local farmers markets and then what's left over is then donated.

"It benefits Camden and pretty much all South Carolina as well," said Davis.

Then there are some ladies who are aiming outside of South Carolina even out of the Country.

"We're sending dresses to little girls in Central Africa," said Tyrianna Stratford.

Meet the Bulldog Pearls, an organization that's on a mission to empower other young women.
Dresses made out of pillow cases that are donated to the Pearls are then spruced up with fancy designs.

"We believe all young girls should have dresses and look pretty just like everybody else," said Stratford.

Another group also stepping up to service is the JROTC. They spend every Thursday in the classroom with elementary students.

"We read to them, and we help them take accelerated reading tests, and we mentor them," said Saalik Warren.

So whether they are competing for a cause, getting their hands a little dirty, building confidence, or simply just giving their time, it's clear that these Bulldogs are all on the same page when it comes to helping others.

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