Think young people today have no respect? Think again. Better still, come see what a group of Boyle County High School Students have been up to this school year.
“It’s called the ‘Student Technology Leadership Program’ designed to show students how to bring their varied skills to use in service projects,” said teacher Susan Michael, who has been the program’s director for the last four years.
The class is hosting an assembly from 2:30-3:10 p.m. Friday to honor area veterans of every conflict since World War II. Students got to know some of the veterans well through interviewing them, taking photos and making videos for this year’s showcase project — a book and documentary DVD.
Projects by previous classes also have been impressive.
One year, Michael’s students served as the IT department and installed new computers and software in five local schools. The next year, the class reformatted the old computers with a new, free operating system to donate to students who didn’t have the money for a home computer. What they did this year, though, leaves Michael visibly moved and deeply proud.