Altruistic alums make us all proud

Published 12:03 am Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Natchez High School has succeeded at one of its most important tasks — producing graduates who care.

Proficiency at algebra, chemistry and creative writing pale in comparison to a giving heart, and a group of Natchez High alumni are working this week to make their teachers, school, district and community proud.

Natchez High School Alumni Association, led by 1997 graduate Corey Isaac, is organizing a bowling tournament this Friday to benefit the needy in the Natchez community.

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Bowlers are asked to bring at least two non-perishable food items to Rivergate Bowl from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday.

The food will go to area non-profits that serve those in the community who may be in need.

It’s a good idea for a night of fun for former classmates and a better idea to give back to the community that helped make the graduates who they are today.

Anyone can drop off canned goods at the bowling alley Friday, so take a moment to help out and tell the organizers thanks.

We are proud the group — many of whose members have moved away — is reaching out to help their hometown.

We hope all our area schools prepare students to excel in fields of math, science and reading, but more important, we hope our schools teach students how to care for their fellow man.