Student Success Stories
Sarah Capps, an eighth grade student at Meadows, has a passion for helping people. She created a service project for the residence at Spurgeon Manor. She made 35 fleece blankets and wrote an individual card to go with each blanket. “It was so much fun. Seeing their faces and hearing them say thank you was nice. It was also cool to see how happy they were to get to keep the blanket.”
Sarah is involved in 4H and the Meadows 8th grade band. She has spent time volunteering for Alex’s Lemonade Stand and the Grimes Food Pantry. Earlier this year, she applied for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award, an honor that highlights middle school students that are making a difference through volunteering. Sarah is consistently choosing to make a difference in her community and positively impact those around her. “It doesn’t matter how old you are. You can do things that make a difference,” she says.
“I am so thankful to have gone to a school where the teachers really care about their jobs and their students. My teachers and coaches prepared me to be successful in college classes. The culture at DC-G is different from many other schools. It’s one of the best around and I feel lucky to have been a part of it.
I also credit my success in football to my high school football and track coaches. I learned about perseverance and knowing that one’s role on a team is important no matter what that role may be. The coaches at DC-G created a family environment that compares to none, teaching us that you win and lose as a team, and it doesn’t matter who gets the credit. I learned the value of hard work and dedication to my sport by playing for such dedicated and caring coaches.”
-Trey Washington, 2017 DC-G graduate now studying Education and playing football at Northwest Missouri State University.