It is tradition for families to leave town for spring break. This week, 22 Eula High School seniors decided to stay in the area.
The Eula High School students are spending this week helping Abilene and serving ten non-profit organizations, through an church group called Mission Abilene.
“I really like it and it makes the world a better place,” Eula HS sophomore, Jayton Jones said.
They made visits to the Clyde Nursing Home, volunteered at Meals on Wheels in Abilene and ended the day at the Boys and Girls Club of Abilene, on Wednesday.
“It’s really rewarding seeing the smiles on the kids’ faces and everything because they don’t always get to do that all the time. It’s awesome being able to give that to them,” Eula HS senior, Morgan Fulgham said.
Mission Abilene will be serving the community from Wednesday through Saturday, so you may see them around come the next few days,
“It makes my job worth it. I;m with the kids in the classroom all week. At times, it can be frustrating and at times, you hear and see the worst of them. This is an opportunity for them to show me the best of themselves,” Eula HS math teacher, Angela Conway explained.
This group is familiar with dealing with unusual weather during spring break. A year ago, students from Eula helped out with Hurricane Harvey recovery.