With one month left to vote, the photography club at East Jessamine High School is sitting pretty atop a contest with a project to tell the stories of Jessamine County’s rescued primates.
The True Hero organization awards money for high schools’ and colleges’ community-service projects based on online voting. East High teacher Gina Lyons, who also volunteers at the Primate Rescue Center (PRC) in southwestern Jessamine County, was excited to have a chance to help the center when she heard about the opportunity.
“We needed some participation from the kids, so I recruited Ms. (Lindsey) Mulcahy to help us out with the photography club, and then I got together with the people I work with at the primate center, and we decided we were going to do this video of the rescue stories of some of the residents,” Lyons said.
Several members of the photography club attended the PRC’s member event May 19 to get photos to use in the video, which will run about 15 to 20 minutes and tell the story of the unification of two chimpanzee groups as well as the rescue stories of about a dozen monkeys.