Norton Middle School student Helen Russell was recognized at the Feb. 6 School Committee meeting for her involvement as the Project 351 representative for Norton Public Schools.
Project 351 is a not for profit organization that began in 2011, and their chief mission is to train and inspire a new generation of young service oriented leaders across the Commonwealth. Each year the goal is to have all 351 communities from across Massachusetts send a representative 8th grader to the annual service launch day which serves as a one-day celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., statewide unity, and youth leadership.
This year's Project 351 event was held on Saturday, Jan. 18 in Boston and during the day of service Helen, and Norton Middle School Assistant Principal Mr. Goldstein, served at the Pine Street Inn, where they created meals and comfort items for the residents. In addition, Helen and all of the ambassadors were given the charge to go forth into the world and create "Good Trouble," a reference made famous by Congressman John Lewis, one of the pioneers of the Civil Rights Movement.