Durant High School faculty and staff joined together to donate $325 to provide a scholarship for a sixth-grade student to attend Camp Goddard in March.
The funds were raised in honor of sixth grade social studies teacher Lori Bourne who passed away last fall. According to Durant Intermediate School Assistant Principal Carrie Gosnell, Bourne was a big fan of the camp. Mrs. Bourne loved Camp Goddard and being a part of teaching students valuable life skills while participate in the camp. DIS welcomes anyone who wants to provide a scholarship for a student or to donate materials or supplies such as fishing equipment, bait and snacks.
Gosnell said this was a very thoughtful way to remember Bourne as well as give a child a “one in a lifetime experience.”
Sixth graders will spend a week at Goddard Youth Camp. Goddard Youth Camp is an Environmental Science youth camp. Their teachers will take them hiking, fossil hunting, and canoeing. They will also experience supervised outdoor activities, art, and guest speakers. For most students, this is a once in a lifetime experience. Students who may not function well in the traditional school environment are able to see their teachers in a different light and excel in this outdoor, hands-on environment.