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High school students in Williamburg support statewide community service project

April 12, 2018 - Students representing Virginia High School league (VHSL) high schools from across the Commonwealth are coming together for the good of Virgin Island schools that continue to struggle with difficult living situations after the effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017.

Local Williamsburg area Allstate agent, Logan Wease has joined Warhill High School in this effort to support Adopt a Classroom Virgin Islands, a branch of Adopt a Family USVI. This community service project was planned by local high school students as part of the VHSL Ken Tilley Student Leaders Conference which will be on April 13 and 14. Wease is one of twenty-nine Allstate agents helping schools in Virginia collect classroom supplies.

"Many schools were completely devastated by Hurricane Irma in 2017, and after seven months they are still in need of classroom supplies," says Caitlyn Barron, Corporate Relations, Allstate Insurance. "The Allstate Foundation is proud to support these exceptionally outstanding students for their initiative both in and outside the classroom. These amazing young leaders are the future and their energy is both contagious and invigorating."

There are currently 64 high schools participating in the annual VHSL Student Leaders Conference which brings together hundreds of high school students for a weekend of workshops and sessions that will allow students to unlock their leadership potential and continue the initiative into their schools and communities. This year's conference will be held at Monacan High School in North Chesterfield. A portion of the conference will be devoted to spending time making classroom care packages to send to schools in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Students will also be encouraged to write notes of kindness and encouragement to the recipients.

"The VHSL Ken Tilley Student Leaders Conference has provided a forum for students to come together from across the Commonwealth to discuss contemporary issues facing athletic and activity programs," says Billy Haun, Executive Director of the VHSL. "The goal of the conference is to develop leadership skills that enhance sportsmanship, promote teamwork, time management, perspective, inclusion, healthy lifestyle, community service and uphold the positive values."

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