The National Honor Society chapter at Danville High School every year undertakes service projects aimed at benefitting a student, a group of students or the school as a whole and the community. The projects might include a computer for a class or books for the library or supplies for students or cookies for shut-ins.
This year, though, the organization of top students is embarking on a project that not only is a little different but also will last a lot longer. The group plans to create an outdoor classroom in a space off of Proctor Street, between the DHS gym and the old central office building and near the anchor.
The Danville Board of Education approved the project Monday night.
"We wanted to do something that would be permanent and that could be used by any class or club or other group in the school," said Mary Beth Ballard, a senior who is president of the honor society. "We envision, for instance, an art class or a drama class using it. But any class or group will be able to use it."