BULLYARD, Texas (KLTV) – – On Thursday, April 7, seniors at Bollard High School participated in the third annual outreach event for seniors serving the seniors. The event gave seniors the opportunity to connect and give back to the community that supported them during their educational careers at Bollard ISD.
At around 8:45 a.m. Thursday morning, about 25 seniors from Bollard High School arrived by bus at the home of Charlie and Pam Morton near Main St. In Bullard.
They participate in the third annual outreach event for seniors serving seniors.
Bullard ISD executive JayLynn Wildt shares what the incident is about.
“We’s out here doing our service project which is seniors serving seniors and it’s basically where we can go out and help our community seniors and do yard work for them and clean around – all that needs to be done. It’s been going on since our first year of school and now we’re graduates so we can be a part of this”.
Morton shares how he and his wife were chosen to be part of the event.
“Well, the church has contacted us – we are going to church with some of these kids around and they have contacted us and told us what their plan is and if we have things to do and we are definitely suitable for graduates. In a few weeks I will be 82 and Pam 39.”
He continues to share the impact of the volunteer work that students do on him.
“We have a lot of projects – it’s a bit run away from us and suddenly we have all these good kids here and it’s really neat. There’s so much negative publicity and things that people talk about young people nowadays and it’s really significant to see these kids go out and do such work and volunteer to do it. “It’s a great program.”
Wildt shares how being able to give back to those who supported her during her educational career at Bollard ISD makes her feel.
“It makes me feel really grateful for being able to put all that effort into helping them and I feel like it makes them feel so happy that everything can be nice and clean.”
“The Bollard community is very supportive of our schools,” said BHS principal assistant Chris Paulk. “It is important that our seniors take the time to show their gratitude by helping address the needs of our local senior citizens. Seniors serving seniors is one of our favorite traditions at BHS.
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