We all know that graduation can be an expensive time, but two consecutive DVSS Grad classes are making sure that their community is looked after.

"The grad class from last year had made extra funds with their fundraising for their grad ceremony. They took some of the extras of what we had left and gave it to the dvsspres2DVSS Student Council and Salvation Army Captian Ben Lippers Salvation Army, and JumpStart," explained 2018 Grad class treasurer Bailey Chung.

The students presented a cheque of $250 to the Salvation Army plus $100 raised by DVSS Student Council on Wednesday, November 28 and Captian Ben Lippers of the Salvation Army is grateful for it.

"We, throughout the year, help people. Not only do we do Food Bank, but what people don't realize is that we have Family Services in our building and people come to us for various reasons. But the Food Bank is very, very important. We also have the Christmas hampers that we build, we want to make sure a child sees Christmas in the same light as any other child. It's (the donation) going to do those things, to help somebody in need in a time of crisis or a time of trouble."

Grad President Brandon Holden was humbled by the experience and excited to give back to the community.

"This is the first time I have ever done anything like in terms of a leadership role and being able to give away money to certain charities. It just makes me so happy that our grad class and the grad class before us can do this."

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