Knoxville elementary school wins state award for service

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – South Knoxville Elementary student put in more than 800 service hours in the past year, an accomplishment not many can say they have, especially during a pandemic.

Their hard work is being rewarded. For the second time, SKE won Volunteer Tennessee’s 2020 Award of Excellence.

“We’re not made to do it [service learning]. We have a choice to do it and if we had a choice, every single time I would do it, and the majority students here would to,” said Harper McAdoo, a fifth grade student.

McAdoo and the rest of SKE made it a point to learn about serving the community, especially in difficult times.

“Service-learning was a challenge this year because of the pandemic. But kids have found a way to make service learning still a priority at this school,” said Tanna Nicely, Principal.

Nicely was grateful for the accomplishment.

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