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IHS students donate to Hurricane Harvey relief

Dawson-Bryant schools contribute to effort

Two trucks from BWC Trucking in Hanging Rock have already made the journey to Texas to deliver much-needed supplies to those affected by Hurricane Harvey, and students at Ironton High School helped with the next load out of Lawrence County.

On Wednesday, supplies lined the classroom of Tomie Litner, who teaches foods and consumer science at the school as a satellite teacher for Collins Career Technical Center.

Litner said the leadership and organization for the drive at the school came from two juniors, Talia Sexton and Tyler Shelton.

“This was student-driver,” she said. “They came up with the idea and have been the ringleaders.”

A truck arrived in the afternoon and Sexton and Shelton, along with several students, carried the supplies out in the rain to load them for the next shipment to Texas, which is expected to take place this week, when the company’s second truck returns.

“It was really, really generous of the kids to give,” Litner said. “They’ve been very receptive.”

She said, in addition to individual donations from students, the school’s Spanish club made a large donation.

Her classroom also housed donation from the Dawson-Bryant school district.

“They brought them here, so there would only have to be one pick-up,” Litner said.