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TFS celebrates global, local community
January’s All In focus is Community and this year, upper school faculty and staff combined the school’s traditional International Day with community service events to coincide with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday observance and the MLK Day of Service.
Students gathered in the morning for cultural classroom presentations and international stage performances. They enjoyed the first of five culture-specific culinary menus for lunch. Then in the afternoon, more than 200 students spent several hours both on and off campus volunteering for community projects.
These projects included sprucing up around campus, trail maintenance and clean up at Tallulah Gorge and Panther Creek, planting bushes at a historic cemetery and helping at a local food bank and nonprofit thrift store.
“This day was a great success for our local and international students giving back to their shared community,” said Upper School Academic Dean Kim Popham.