Valley View program points students in right direction
June 9, 2012 8:36PM
Updated: July 11, 2012 10:22AM
Ira Hammond and Corey Jones have their high school diplomas now thanks to Valley View School District’s Secondary Transition Experience Program, but they will leave a legacy at STEP.
Hammond wanted to find a way for STEP students to get involved.
“I saw that a lot of students didn’t really have something to do,” he said as he recalled pitching his idea for a Student Council to staff and administrators last fall. Once he got the go-ahead, Student Council President Hammond recruited his friend, Corey, to be vice president.
The two leaders planned events like the St. Patrick’s Day breakfast and a school-year-ending party at Brunswick Zone.
“They were good role models,” said teacher Melanie Phelan.