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River City Early College 9th-grade students gift K-9 vests



The 9th grade class of River City Early College in Vicksburg worked to raise funds for several months to provide ballistic vests to the police K-9’s who serve us.

In a well-attended ceremony at the Vicksburg Police Department, the students presented the vests to law enforcement K-9’s. Mary Claire Lovins, 9th-grade class president and daughter of Angela Wright Lovins, presented the vests on behalf of her classmates and educators at the RCEC.

Karys Creel, Mary Claire Lovins, Educator Kayla Sorrels and Kristofer Cook present the vest on behalf of the 9th grade class at River City Early College.

The project came about after a discussion among the students of what they could do to help the city. “They did it on their own,” said educator Kayla Sorrels. “They created it, figured out how to fund it, and then went out and did it.”

Officer Young, Ceasar, Karys Creel and Mary Claire Lovins react to Ceasar being excited about his new vest.

The K-9s present were Thor, Heidi, Sassy and Ceasar. “These K-9’s are the hardest working members of our community,” Vicksburg Sheriff Martin Pace said. “They will work all day and night without a break.”

Kristofer Cook, Mary Claire Lovins, Chief Bobby Steward, Officer Donnie Heggins, Thor, Mayor George Flaggs, Officer Young, Ceasar, Chief Milton Moore, Karys Creel and Educator Kayla Sorrels.



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