L’burg students a ‘blessing’ to their community


By Chris Cooper - [email protected]



Photo submitted Filling the Blessing Box in Lewisburg to help others who are hungry.


In a world where there is so much darkness, a light shines from the Lewisburg School reassuring there is goodness in the form of young people who fill our world with hope. A recent project idea, implemented by members of the Principal’s Task Force at Lewisburg School, has made a very big impact on their small community, as well as surrounding areas. The “Blessing Box” is being talked about throughout Logan County, and is an idea that has become a beacon of caring that is spreading kindness for all to see.

The task force is made up of students who applied and were interviewed to serve the school through leadership rolls. The task force was and idea principal Josh Matthews wanted to bring with him when he started leading the Rangers.

“I’d seen it done at other school, and felt it would be a great plan for our school,” said Matthews.

The task force takes on different opportunities throughout the school to try and help others, while learning the importance of taking on leadership responsibilities. There are several activities, monthly meetings, and field trips members are a part of.

“The task force teaches students the importance of leading by example, and being that good steward in their school and community,” Matthews added. “The task force increases the positive culture and climate around the school, and showcases what awesome students and staff we have.”

Task Force member Brady Alsup came up with the idea of the “Blessing Box,” which took off after sharing it with her fellow task force members. Brady is in the 7th grade at Lewisburg School and is the daughter of Matt and Donna Alsup.

“This project was presented to us and the rest of the task force by Miss Alsup. She spearheaded the entire project and took the leadership roll in making it happen,” said Matthews. “Her father then built the box and the task force members are helping to keep it stocked.”

The “Blessing Box” is located outside the Lewisburg School. It is filled with non-perishable items such as canned goods. The idea, said Matthews, is you take as you need and give as you can.

“Basically if people are in need, they can come up and get canned foods,” said the principal. “It helps to eliminate hunger in our community. I thought whenever Brady mentioned it, that it was a wonderful idea for our school as an outreach to our community.”

Matthews cannot say enough about the students at Lewisburg School.

“They are unbelievable,” said Matthews. “They are caring and want to give back. They are innovated and come up with great ideas. They are really shinning and showing what they are made of. I’m blown away with the caring and the empathy these kids have already, and their servant leadership that sometimes is hard to teach adults.”

Photo submitted Filling the Blessing Box in Lewisburg to help others who are hungry.
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By Chris Cooper

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To contact Chris Cooper, email [email protected] or call 270-726-8394.

To contact Chris Cooper, email [email protected] or call 270-726-8394.

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