Pass It on Week at Enterprise High

By: Lauren Davis
By: Lauren Davis

Enterprise received a flood of help from around the world after the deadly tornados tore through the city.

Some high school students who lost so much are already looking for ways to return the favor.

March 1st, 2007 changed Enterprise forever. The community lost nine good people, two schools and many homes and businesses.

Since then, Enterprise has seen a flood of support from people around the Wiregrass, the state, the nation and the world.

Enterprise High School Teacher Jim McClellan said, “We've been overwhelmed by the flood of help from money to school supplies; it's been more than two months and help is still coming in.”

McClellan couldn't watch his television for a week after the May 4th F-5 tornado ripped through Greensburg, Kansas with 200 mile an hour winds.

McClellan and his special needs class are organizing a host of Enterprise High activities next week to raise money for Greensburg tornado victims. “It's a wonderful place and we're gonna’ raise lots of money,” he said.

Eleventh graders Kelsey Lewis and Keasha Irby were in Enterprise High School when it collapsed around them.

They can't wait to pay it forward to Greensburg residents next week.

Lewis said, “It's great, we should give back.”

Irby said she was, “Shocked because what we went through but theirs was way worse cause the whole town was gone in a blink of an eye.”

It's a chance to give back after so many people helped them get through the storm; a list of activities for Pass-It-On Week.

On Monday, May 21st, high school students should wear Greensburg Ranger school colors, which are red, white and blue.

Tuesday is "Hats Off to Greensburg Day" where students can pay $5 dollars to wear a ball cap.

Wednesday, students can buy a $2 dollar page to let Greensburg know their thoughts are with them.

Faculty and staff will go head-to-head on Thursday to see who can raise the most money for Greensburg and ice cream will be given to the winners on Friday.

EHS is also accepting checks from parents. Make them payable to "Enterprise Loves Greensburg".

All proceeds will go to the Greensburg Future Fund with an earmark for rebuilding their schools.


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