Efforts to assist high school students
Community joins Model High efforts to assist high school students in need
Posted on 12/09/2010
A community organization and a local business have joined to help Model High School with its annual Angel Tree Project to assist students in need. Coosa Valley Fraternal Order of Police and North Georgia Equipment each donated $1,000 to the effort to improve the holidays for students. The Fraternal Order of Police has been a regular participant in efforts to help younger children over the years with their Christmas Shopping with Santa effort held for the last several years. With the FOP’s addition to the Angel Tree Project at MHS, Gee Wilson, president of the Fraternal Order of Police, said, “Our members have helped a lot of young children over the years but we also wished to expand that effort to help high school age students this year.” David Perry, president of North Georgia Equipment Heating and Air, recently presented the school with a check for $1,000. Perry serves on the Local School Governance Team for MHS. 

The Angel Tree Project has been an ongoing event at Model High for many years. Teachers began the program for students in need and the Model High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes took over the program approximately 10 years ago. Students are nominated by teachers and counselors for assistance by the Angel Tree Project. On average, MHS helps between 35 - 40 students annually. The money and items for the students is raised by the faculty and staff, students, local churches and local business and organizations like Coosa Valley Fraternal Order of Police and North Georgia Equipment Heating and Air. Dr. Glenn White, principal at MHS, said, “The goal for the year is to raise enough money to take the students shopping and take care of their needs for the holidays.” The Angel Tree Project will need between $6,000 and $8,000 to meet the goal for this year.