As teachers got their new classrooms in Oak Grove Baptist Church ready, Colonial Beach Elementary School teachers, Amanda Hawranko and Libby Hudgins got the idea to video this fresh start in the making. They went from classroom to classroom asking teachers how they were feeling and capturing on video just how positive everyone was under the circumstances.
After putting together the video, they sent it out to celebrity philanthropists who are known to help children and schools. Among those they sent it to was Ellen DeGeneres who has helped out other schools in the past and has a place on her website for people to submit things just like this.
Hawranko and Hudgins said they created the video in hopes of gaining help and support for a permanent building. “We need a building for our school, for us to call home.”