Dripping Springs Middle School students who participate in student council and No Place for Hate embarked on a Dec. 6 “Goodwill Tour.” The students wanted to have a hands-on experience in helping others.
The group of 19 students, accompanied by four adults, first went to the Hill Country Care assisted living center in Dripping Springs and sang carols, then shared holiday cards they’d made over the last month while visiting with the residents.
After finishing up there, the group made an impromptu trip to the Your Growing Child care center. Dripping Springs students sang to three classes and talked with the children.
The tour headed to San Marcos and visited the Hays County Brown Santa warehouse. After instructions from the Hays County Sheriff’s deputies, students sorted toys and then wrapped as many presents as possible before returning to campus.
“We are proud of our students, as they represented our campus and district quite well while making a positive contribution to our community,” said DSMS Counselor Rob Greebon.