Cadets in the Interact Club worked with faculty advisor CSM Catherine Garcia to place dozens and dozens of bright, shiny pinwheels alongside US Route 15 at the front of the campus to call attention to April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.
The pinwheel—that happy and whimsical symbol of childhood—has been adopted by Prevent Child Abuse America, Prevent Child Abuse Virginia, and other organizations as a national symbol in the effort to prevent child abuse. The colorful pinwheel gardens planted this month around the nation help call attention to the cause.
In recent years, our cadets have taken part in this effort by planting a large and attention-grabbing pinwheel garden along this area's busiest highway, US Route 15, where it passes in front of our campus. We hope drivers and pedestrians alike will enjoy the beautiful display and will have their attention directed to the important effort to aid children by the Prevent Child Abuse Virginia organization.
Learn more about pinwheel gardens at the Prevent Child Abuse Virginia website.