South Effingham Middle School turned green last Friday in support of 4-H.
For a donation to 4-H, SEMS students could wear jeans and green rather than the usual school uniform. The “green out” raised more than $600 for 4-H.
“We are glad to be able to support an organization that has done so much to support our students and our schools,” said SEMS Principal April Hodges.
The contributions will support a variety of 4-H programs and activities. The 4-H organization promotes positive youth development and is open to ages 9-19.
The fundraiser was spearheaded by Christine Kirkland, a teacher at SEMS and 4-H program development team member.
“4-H offers so many opportunities for students at SEMS,” Kirkland said. “The 4-H Jeans and Green Out was a fun way to help 4-H fund some of those programs.”
Junior 4-H public relations chair Logan Byrd and 4-H member Samantha Zittrauer helped collect donations on the morning of the fundraiser, and 4-H volunteer Melissa Byrd also assisted.