Girls’ School makes community service challenges


To celebrate its 15th anniversary, the Girls’ School of Austin launched a ‘15 Years, 15 Hours’ challenge to its community. Students, teachers and parents have each been challenged to complete 15 hours of community service over the course of the school year. The challenge began with a school-wide service project benefiting victims of Hurricane Harvey. Students made cards and banners welcoming evacuees displaced by the hurricane. (Photos by Girls’ School of Austin)



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