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NVHS students adopt a family for Christmas

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Posted at 4:35 PM, Dec 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-18 17:36:23-05

Students at North Vermilion High School recently came together to participate in a service project and give back to their community.

Principal Tommy Byler expects each organization at the school to participate in service projects. While brainstorming ideas, English II and Biology teacher Gladys Mouton found out about a Christmas Adoption program facilitated through Faith House.

Mouton, also the sponsor of the National Honor Society and the Science Club, said that her students "quickly jumped on board" in efforts to make a difference.

The group received a list from Faith House of items that their adopted family needed.

"Once the students learned of the work that the Faith House does, they took the ball and ran with it! I was deeply touched by the passion and genuine thought the students put into making sure that they purchased everything on the family's list. Even though most of the students are not of age to work, they figured out a way to spread warmth this holiday season. I am very proud and encouraged by the hearts of these young humans," explained Mouton.

Mouton and another teacher visited Faith House this afternoon to drop off all the items.

Student Dante Boudreaux explained that he felt "motivated to give because I felt compassion for the family. My family is blessed so I knew that I had to give something back to help others."

Cassie Duhon, another student participant, said, "Giving is good because it inspires others to give. I was happy to help others and hopefully be an example to my peers."

Find more information about Faith House here.