Ada Early Childhood Center students learned an important and valuable civics lesson last week while working to collect donations for victims of recent hurricanes.

The students learned what it means to be proactive — to act in anticipation of future problems, needs, or changes — in planning for natural disasters. They learned the value of helping others create a win-win situation, and in the process, made a real-world difference in the lives of those affected by recent hurricane damage.

Students collected basic need items, such as socks, toothbrushes and school supplies to be packaged and distributed to areas affected by recent hurricane landfalls.

While Lollie Cole’s kindergarten students were busy filling their donation bucket Friday, Daxen Thyne, one of Debbie Vogt’s pre-K students, took to the swings on the playground to release a little pent-up energy. If the look on Thyne’s face is any indication, he definitely enjoyed his Friday.

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