Greenville students help Princeville school’s Matthew recovery

PRINCEVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Students from Oakwood Elementary in Greenville spent Thursday helping Princeville Elementary School in Edgecombe County get back on its feet after it sustained damage during Hurricane Matthew.

“I just think that if I were in need, I would really appreciate it if someone were to help me,” said Cami Saverino, an Oakwood student.

After hearing about the devastation Matthew caused to Princeville Elementary, Oakwood’s athletic director Amy Gardner said she knew she had to help.

“I went to our headmaster, Mr. Peterson, and said we’ve got a school that’s in need and that’s where it started,” said Gardner.

So students and teachers took a break from classes to hold a service day at Princeville and lend a helping hand.

Princeville Principal Annette Walker says today means more than just service.

“People care,” said Walker. “There are still good people in the world, and we want what’s best for children.”

Plus, her kids get to experience some out-of-classroom learning.

“When you’re going through things, you don’t sit by and watch other people do the work,” Walker said. “You get your hands dirty, and you work your way through your situation. So we think it’s a double win.”

WNCT-TV 9 On Your Side provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s