One Student. One Idea. A Whole Lot of Cans.


One Student. One Idea. A Whole Lot of Cans.
12/9/2009 10:41:26 AM

Who says young people can’t make a difference in their community?

There are a lot of people who think young people are too busy texting their friends or updating their status on Facebook to really know what is going on in their communities. Well, one student at Viola High School took this view as a personal challenge.

Krystiona Seaborn, a sophomore, took it upon herself to make sure families in the Viola area didn't go without food during the holidays. When asked why she wanted to pursue this project, Krystiona replied, "Because I know what it's like to go without food, and I don't want other families to go without." Krystiona worked with the school's counselor (Pam May) and the high school principal (Bryan Russell) to figure out the fine details of the project. She challenged her entire high school to bring at least one can for her "U CAN DO IT!!!" food drive. The final count was well over a hundred items.

Krystiona would like to work on this project next year with a few changes. "Next year I would want to get the word out more, so that we can get even more food." Be careful what you say around teenagers because they may be listening and they may just take it personally.






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