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Troy students swap homecoming pranks for service projects

9:20 PM, Sep 28, 2013   |    comments
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Troy (KSDK) - It's homecoming weekend at Troy High School and usually with the football and festivities come student pranks.  But this year, students and staff had something else in mind.

This year, the Troy High School student council wanted homecoming to be about just one thing.

"Homecoming should be a time when we're celebrating school, when school is a positive thing," said Student Council Sponsor Carolyn Harman.

So in honor of homecoming, students organized projects to help their community.  The idea was to spend their time doing good, rather than getting in trouble.

"Of course in the past we've had normal teenage pranks and we thought this year we would want to give kids something else to do during this week that's positive," said Harman.

"It's more fun to go and be positive and be with your friends than to go out and to do negative things," said Troy High School Senior Frankie Hawkins.

And in the process, students had some time to learn.  The lesson was simple:

"Why go out and do something bad when you can do something good?" said Senior Mariah Vollmer.

This is the first year the school has organized the community projects but the success has them already planning for next year.










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