Seven South High School students presented a project for the Service Above Self Fair called "Youth Advocates Against Peonage and Poverty."  The project presented included a documentary done by the students about the youth in the Mississippi Delta and of an organization called Gathering of Hearts which is led by Antoinette Harrell of Louisiana.
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Rotarians hearing the project, supported this and provided school supplies, book bags, personal care items, clothing and books.  Rotary also provided the transportation, lodging and meals for the students.  Funding for the trip was made available through the Columbus Rotary Foundation and the Annual Campaign.  

Overall this service project was a life changing experience for the students and has inspired the South High Students to now gather blankets and coats for the Delta.   They are interested in starting an Interact club to continue their service to others.  They have fulfilled their initiatives set by the Columbus City Schools for community service.  
 
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 Pictured here, in front of her home, is one of the children that received a book bag.