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Valley View High School students give back to the Jonesboro community

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

The Valley View High School special education class and staff made it their mission Tuesday to give back to the Jonesboro community.

Each student took turns ringing the Salvation Army bell and singing Christmas carols, outside of Hobby Lobby.

‘Doing the Most Good’ is The Salvation Army’s national brand that challenges employees to do the most good in every aspect of their work, regardless of location or position.  

Kelly Green, a special education teacher at Valley View High, said her students have gotten way more out of these opportunities to give back to the community than she ever thought.

“I just thought that maybe my kids needed to give back,” she said. “We volunteer once a month at the Food Bank and we volunteer every week at the Truck patch.”

Green also said ringing the bell for the Salvation Army was another great thing to do to help her students get more involved in the community.

“I found out that they’re having to paying people to ring the bell,” she said. “I thought that my kids should know that you can have a job, but you can also give back to the community by volunteering.”

Green also says having her students get more involved in the community gives them the opportunity to excel inside and outside of the classroom.

One of Valley View High’s seniors, Mackenzie Hornor, also participated in this event.

“I think we should all give back to the community,” she said. “I’m a big member of the Best Buddies club and I love every one of these kids. They are a very big part of my life.”

Hornor also said during study hall hours, they come to Ms. Green’s classroom every day to help the special education students decorate, wrap gifts, and get more involved in the community.  

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