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Nothing like some new shoes!


It's beginning to look a lot like... new shoes! For years now, Chapel Hill High School students have raised money to take care of Chapel Hill Elementary students in need. This year they have over ten grand thanks to caring local businesses and parents.

And, they were as excited as kids in a candy store.

As you can see, it doesn't take long for a kid to wear out their shoes. Sometimes they need a new pair before mom and dad get the next paycheck...That's where the Bulldogs come in. The Chapel Hill bulldogs, that is. Most of the teenagers get hooked on helping out, and do it all throughout high school.

Maggie is struggling with her choice. She likes the fuzzy ones, but she finds them..

"Squishy, squishy, squishy," she said.

Not sure if that's good or bad. Members of Chapel Hill High School Student Senate are sure this whole thing is good.

Morgan, Chapel Hill Sophomore said, "It's just like good to help out the community and its fun to see the little kids and they just enjoy their shoes so much."

Kristen, Chapel Hill Junior said, "We get to make little kid's dreams come true. When My boy got on the bus he said I've been dreaming of getting some light up shoes and I was kind of worried if I was going to be able to find them and it was the first thing we found. He is so excited, and it makes me feel good to know that we can help these kids and they can have a fun day with nothing to worry about. It's a great day."

Maggie finds Dora trumps squishy.

So, the kids love it, and the kids love it, but...

"Next year will be my last year. It's kind of depressing." said Kristen.

All good things must end to make time for more good things. Not sure if that's how that saying goes..but that's how it should go.

"Go Bulldogs!" said well, everybody at the same time.

And with that, they did. They had to get busy wearing out the new shoes.

The kids finished out the day at Cici's Pizza and at The Discovery Science Center.

  • By Jamey Boyum
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