Graduating students from a high school in Maine have used the money they raised for a senior trip to help people in need.
13 students from Islesboro Central School’s Class of 2021 were raising money for a senior trip to Greece or South Korea. However, due to the pandemic, they were unable to go anywhere.
Instead, the students donated the money they had raised, to help their neighbors who were struggling due to the pandemic.
$5,000 went towards the Island Community Fund to help people who were out of work and in need of money for food and rent, and the rest of the money is still being decided on where to donate.
In total, the seniors raised $8,000 by holding winter festivals, hosting community suppers, and working the concession stand.
“It felt sort of obvious that it needed to go back to the island community,” Olivia Britton told AP News.
“We could really see how the whole world and the island, too, was struggling. So it felt really good to do that with our money, to give it back to the people who gave it to us,” said Liefe Temple, one of the graduating students.