The challenge was to be able to paddle it 50 yards. About 20% of the boats made it the whole 50 yards. Even though the other 80% did not make it, the students enjoyed the project and didn’t mind falling in the lake on such a hot day. GHC, who was host to the event, also provided STEM and science activities for the students to do. The students were able to dissect frogs and sharks, learn about different bones of wildlife, play with Sphero robots, and much more.
Middle and high school students from Gordon County and Calhoun City Schools participated in a Sources of Strength training earlier this month. Sources of Strength is a nationally recognized, evidence-based, youth lead program developed to prevent suicide, violence bullying, and substance abuse. The SOS training was sponsored by Ester Lopez from The Council on Alcohol and Drugs through grant funds. The training included information from the Empower Youth Program and a review of Sources of Strength fundamentals. Students were challenged to return to their home schools and spread positive messages of Hope, Health, and Strength. Program advisors include: Amanda Schutz, Holly Watts, and Franco Perkins from Calhoun Middle and High; Sherry Sullivan, Lori Todd and Heidi Weaver from Gordon Central High; Jessica Gaither from Ashworth Middle School; Daniel Bennett from Red Bud Middle; and Erin Richardson from Sonoraville High School.