Davidson Middle School service club struggling to stay active

Kim Fitzgerald

Kim Fitzgerald

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Published: Monday, May 20, 2013 at 11:14 AM.

CRESTVIEW — Davidson Middle School’s Builders Club, which organizes community and school fundraisers, is struggling to maintain membership.

The club, in its third year, has seen student participation steadily decline, program adviser Kim Fitzgerald said.

 "Last year, there were ten or twelve students (in the club)," she said. "Right now, we have three.

"The kids don't know what it is necessarily about. A lot of it is due to that (students) can't get rides or stay (after school)."

The school bus, for many students, is the lone transportation mode home. Many parents or guardians’ work schedules prevent them from picking up kids, Fitzgerald said.

Club members Haylee Files and Angel Harrell, both 14, hope the club continues after they graduate.

Haylee said she enjoyed collecting General Mills box tops, which help raised $425 for the school's general fund. The school collected more than 4,000 qualifying box tops.

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