So many times we are too eager to jump on the bandwagon of bashing teenagers. Today, a group of 134 students from Chilhowie Middle School in Chilhowie, VA, proved not all teens are lazy or careless. This group came to Hungry Mother State Park as a reward for perfect attendance for the last 2 six-week grading periods.
They spent a couple of hours in the park. They went on a nature walk, had a small snack and just enjoyed being outside. Everyone, students and teachers alike, enjoyed themselves.
The staff of Hungry Mother State Park would like to congratulate the students on their accomplishment. We would also like to say ‘thank you’ to the school administration for recognizing nature as a reward.