Glade Spring Middle School Students Turn Over a New LEAF

A man in uniform shows photos of animals to a group of students.On November 21, Glade Spring Middle School girls in sixth grade attended the annual STEM conference at Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center. However, sixth grade boys were not left out. They had their very own LEAF (Learning and Enrichment Activities are Fun) Day.

LEAF Day had special activities including a lesson on outdoor safety from Sgt. Jamie Davis from the Virginia Department of Inland Fisheries, an interactive presentation on Native American culture from the Weldwood Old Society, a creative writing lesson from Mrs. Lisa McNeil, GATE coordinator for Washington County, and a visit from Michael Gerber of the Barter Youth Academy. In the afternoon, the students had special guests, Sr. Detective J.S. Blevins who spoke about internet safety for teens; and Trooper John Nixon and Trooper Brian Dillon from the Virginia State Police K9 Unit. They spoke about their careers in law enforcement and how they came to work with the specially trained dogs that find explosives and drugs. The day ended with an exciting display from the State Police dogs. The boys had an fun-filled day of learning!

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Amy P Karnes