Seniors made sure every student in Copperas Cove ISD had Christmas gift

Posted at 3:49 PM, Dec 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-28 18:34:55-05

After last year, the seniors at Cove High knew their senior class project needed to be big.

“The senior class last year sponsored three children through Communities in Schools last year and this year grew that number 10-fold to more than 30,” senior class president Destiny Frank said.

For their senior class project, the students at Cove High were determined to make sure there was a gift under the tree for every student in CCISD for Christmas.  

The students worked with CIS representatives to grant the Christmas wishes of children who would have gone without gifts this holiday season.

 “I simply cannot believe the generosity our students and staff have demonstrated. It is truly heartwarming.” Vanessa Wheat, senior class sponsor said.

To get things started, Wheat received a $1,000 grant from the Copperas Cove Education Foundation to help fund the project.

“The first Barbie I chose was a little iffy,” Curry said. “My goal was to get a Barbie that you could brush her hair and she comes with all the supplies…I am all for helping little kids get what they need and what they want for Christmas.” Said Tyson Curry, a 6-foot basketball player at CHS.

Thanks to the generosity of all who gave, all the children received at least three gifts each and Wheat was able to return $800 of the $1,000 back to the foundation.

“It is really great to get the whole school involved to do good deeds for kids,” Frank said. “This project has helped prepare me in knowing how to properly lead other by getting community projects started here on campus.”

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