Richland Two students make holidays brighter

Westwood High School’s Student Senate visited residents of The Crossings.

BLYTHEWOOD – The holidays were brighter for many in the Midlands, thanks to the hard work of Richland Two high school students.

During the first week in December, Westwood High School’s Student Senate, along with three honors societies, visited residents of The Crossings, an independent and assisted living community. They played Bingo, tic-tac-toe and crafts with the seniors.

Also in December, Westwood and Blythewood high schools joined forces for military families in the Blythewood area. The “Red, White, and Blue Holiday Party” included food, games, carriage rides and a visit from Santa.

Blythewood High’s Unarmed JROTC Drill Team performs at during the pep rally at Main Street Elementary School in Lake City.

Blythewood High adopted Main Street Elementary School in Lake City through a program called Project Connect. The school received donations from parent groups, individuals and other Richland Two schools to provide supplies for each of the school’s 14 classrooms as well as related arts classrooms.

On Dec. 7, BHS students traveled to Lake City to deliver and set the supplies in every classroom. Main Street Elementary students arrived the following morning to positive notes on their desks and a festive gym ready for a pep rally.