Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

August 29, 2013

Program shows students care

By SHELLEY SMITH
Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW —

Three years ago, Kids Benefiting Kids was just a dream of four Glasgow High School students who all have parents who are local physicians.

MacLean Lessenberry, a recent Glasgow High School graduate, Pooja Santapuram, Ian Gilson and Clay Thistlethwaite took a year to plan on how to best help local children, and decided that reaching children in the hospital was the best way to make a difference. The students brought their ideas to Kim Gillenwater, an English teacher at GHS, and the group was formed. A few years later, the program grew to nearly 60 students involved. Now that three of the four initial members are seniors this year, they hope to leave their legacy by encouraging younger students to care about others.

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