Vestavia Hills Living

2017

Official magazine published by the Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce for the City of Vestavia Hills which details the quality of life, education, shopping and lifestyle of Vestavia Hills.

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T R E M U N G E R S C H O O L C O U N S E L O R " Community service is a way to bring what students read and study about to life. It is easy to show videos, develop Power Point presentations, or read articles about how important it is to serve... " 40 v e s tav i a h i l l s l i v i n g 2 0 1 7 L I B E R T Y P A R K M I D D L E S C H O O L At Liberty Park Middle School (LPMS), community service is a priority. This year, a number of school groups got involved with local organizations to give back, says Tre Munger, school counselor. For instance, LPMS Peer Helpers sponsored the 2016 LLS Penny Wars to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society ranking third in the Alabama/Gulf Coast Chapter by raising $5,641. The Liberty Park Middle School Competition Cheerleaders collected items for the Vestavia Hills Fire Department and created on-the-job care packages for the Vestavia Hills Police Department. After reading the novel, Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie, the sixth grade sponsored a drive for the local Ronald McDonald House. Eighth grade students attended the Stop Hunger Now event at Canterbury Methodist Church in January, where they helped prepare and pack food for relief efforts overseas. The LPMS Family, Careers, and Community Leaders of America club sponsored a diaper drive for Bundles of Hope, and the entire school participated in a Veterans toiletry drive for the Birmingham VA Medical Center. "Community service is a way to bring what students read and study about to life," Munger says. "It is easy to show videos, develop Power Point presentations, or read articles about how important it is to serve. It is a totally different experience for children when they actually get to put their hands and feet to work."

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