At Williamsburg-James City County's Lafayette High School, four students are trying to bring attention to what individuals can do to support a widespread cause. Briar Ownby-Connolly, Mackenzie Carino, Bella Marakos, and Lola Holmes, all seniors at Lafayette, are participating in the community by informing people about the detrimental effects of shark-finning and single-use plastic.
This cause started off as a civic project for an AP class, but their service extends beyond the end of the school semester. The group created posters to display in high traffic locations, including Waller Mill Park and many Starbucks locations. They even connected with the local shop, Lokal, to expand their connections and make their cause more known.
You can catch this group in March of this year, manning a booth out on Prince George Street, spreading their message and showing people how easy it is to change their daily lifestyle choices in order to make a difference.
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