Upper School Students Celebrate MLK Weekend Through Volunteer Service

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Fourteen Heathwood Hall students, along with a teacher, a parent, and two administrators, celebrated the MLK weekend by volunteering at the South Carolina Fairgrounds for the 1st annual Hudson’s Heroes Tackle Hunger event. The Heathwood volunteers, along with 9 other Midlands area schools, packed over 2,000 food boxes.

The Jim Hudson Automotive Group sponsored the event, which was organized by The Souper Bowl of Caring.  Each box was filled with enough food to feed someone for a week. The boxes were loaded onto trucks and sent to the Harvest Hope Food Bank, which will distribute the food to families throughout the Midlands.

The Heathwood students in attendance were Crystal Pusey, Reagan Olsen, Roscoe Burk-Moody, Keshawn Brown, Henry Kimbrough, Grayson Miller, Maggie Harrison, Faith Robertson, Ellie Bliese, Neb Sneath, Laura McInnis, Joe French, Evan Barker, Percy Lyu, and Finley Scouten.  They were joined by faculty members Gigi Dawson, George Scouten, and Willis Ware, and parent Derek Barker.

This is the 10th consecutive year that Heathwood Hall students have celebrated the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through volunteer service.