DALEVILLE -- A group of Daleville High School students have the chance to spend 90 minutes every other day working in their community. One of the perks is, it is for school credit and during the school day.
This is part of an internship program Daleville High started this year. Senior Ashli Williams spends her time at the Billy Adkins Community Center while Jazmin Cephus and Jamie Watts worked at the public library last semester.
Mayor Claudia Wigglesworth offered the idea to the school board as a way to nurture a relationship between the city and the school. This year, the library and community center participated. If the program continues, the mayor and the utilities board hopes to join.
Students are chosen to take part in the program based on academic standing and character traits. One girl said it is an eye-opening experience.
"You realize that not everything is going to be centered around you, that other people are going to need your help too," Senior
Jazmin Cephus said.