The Service Learning class at Jim Thorpe Area High School, under the direction of Dave Althouse, held the first of a series of lunches last week to honor and award students who have demonstrated good behavior and citizenship.

Students who have demonstrated good behavior throughout the school year are entered into a pool from which a random selection is made from each grade level 9-12. The students are then invited to select from a menu provided by a local restaurant. The funds are taken from a grant intended to promote service to the community.

The Service Learning class develops, organizes and initiates related projects for community enhancement. The class also helps with recycling in the district, provides and read words of wisdom and encouragement during the morning announcements and is planning projects to assist other Carbon County related organizations.

If you are involved in a nonprofit and would like to discuss ideas for the class to consider, contact Dave Althouse or Tom Lesisko at Jim Thorpe High School.