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CBGS students ‘Learn & Serve America’

Seventh-grader Lauren Self talks with First Lady Michelle Obama.

The Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School (CBGS) was asked to represent Learn and Serve America in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 19.

CBGS director Patty Griffin and students Caleb Smith, Caroline McKenny, and seventh-grader Lauren Self participated in National Service Day. During the day they wrote letters to soldiers in Iraq, made blankets for veterans at Walter Reed Hospital.

Along with the exciting community service, CBGS students met and talked with President Obama and The First Lady, and Vice President Joe Biden. CBGS students ate lunch and visited with college students from Ameri Corp.

The Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School has been involved with Learn and Serve Virginia for three years in providing “Meaningful Watershed” experiences for our elementary and middle school students.

“The most exciting part of this adventure is watching high school students take what they have learned in the classroom and share this education with younger students. Their excitement and enthusiasm for our watershed is compelling,” said Griffin.

posted 02.12.2009

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