Independence Dream Team Undertakes Interesting Project

CHARLOTTE— Dream Teams at North Carolina High School Athletic Association member schools do lots of service projects as part of their involvement with the NCHSAA’s Student Services program.

The Independence High School Dream Team has come up with a unique project, according to the South Charlotte News and a story by Melinda Johnston.

Members of the Dream Team, who are chosen for athletic, academic and leadership abilities, discovered that a lot of the school’s history, in terms of awards, trophies and plaques, were no longer on display but were in the school basement deteriorating. Some of these awards date back to the late 1960’s.

The students want to get the various awards, clean and restore them, and then have some sort of display so that can help with school spirit and show some of the great tradition at the school.

According to the story, Noel Hamrick, a social studies teacher at Independence, is the Dream Team advisor and was a member of the school’s Dream Team when she was in school in the 1990’s.

Principal Amy Dellinger noted in the story that the school is scheduled to get new trophy cases in 2013 so the timing of this work turns out perfectly.

The team will also be doing some tutoring at a nearby elementary school as another one of its efforts.