Students at Ridgeview High School recently raised over $2,000 to benefit a Texas high school with the misfortune of being in the path of Hurricane Harvey.
Kingwood High School in Kingwood, Texas is still uninhabitable weeks after Harvey’s destructive winds caused widespread damage to the Houston area and much of the Texas Gulf Coast in early September 2017. The homes of many Kingwood High students were flooded during the storm. Kingwood’s students are currently sharing space with another area high school until their school can be repaired.
“My students were moved by the stories of students and families facing the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey after coming across videos showing the widespread flooding,” teacher Heather Peterson said. “They didn’t want to just sit around and do nothing – they all felt motivated to help in some way.”
Ridgeview students, with the help of Peterson and fellow teacher Ben Parsons, sprung into action and contacted the organization AVID to assist them with locating an AVID school in Texas they …