BY LOUIS C. WARD
LEESBURG – Some parents and students saved some money for the upcoming 2023 through 2024 school year after attending Christian Worship Center’s (CWC) Back to School Bash Saturday, July 28, 2023 held at its Leesburg Campus at 1414 Main Street from 10 to 2 pm.
Elementary, middle, and high school students were given quality backpacks filled with school supplies at CWC’s annual community school event, which also featured two informative workshops, fun activities for the kids, and franks, hamburgers and a drink.
Ms. Kayla Durias, a mental health specialist, made a presentation on conflict resolutions and mental health. She asked students if they know what emotions are and to define confidential. She encouraged participants to inform their teachers when they are emotionally upset, like being sad.
Lieutenant Walsh told students to not write anything on the internet they don’t want said about themselves, and to practice the Golden Rule: “Treat others as you want to be treated.” She informed students who are victims of cyberbullying to immediately tell their parents, teachers or a trusted adult.
Commenting on the fun filled event where Leesburg community youth had their faces painted, played in a bounce house, and just enjoyed themselves, Constance Christian, Co-Pastor of Christian Worship Center, said, “It was wonderful!”
“We are givers and lovers of our community,” said Co-Pastor Christian, who was impressed with the student who made a pencil drawing of Leesburg’s Police Lieutenant Shannon Walsh during her presentation.
Co-Pastor Christian also gave Kudos to Regina Williams and the Back to School Bash Committee for coordinating a successful program.
“I had fun doing front and back flips in the bounce house and the food was good,” said Zahir, an eighth grade student at Carver Middle School.