High school seniors typically spend their final year preparing for higher education or their career.
One Woodbridge student is choosing to help those who have served in the military.
Izabelle McReynolds, a volunteer for Northern Virginia Veterans Association (NOVA), is leading a fundraiser at C.D. Hylton High School, according to a release.
NOVA is a non-profit in Manassas that connects individuals with resources in the community, including housing and healthcare.
“I hope this fundraiser is not just a way to gather funds for our veterans in need, but also to help educate my classmates about the struggles a large portion of our veterans face after they come back from serving our country and keeping us safe,” McReynolds said in a release.
The role her grandparents played in the Vietnam War encouraged her to hold the fundraiser.
McReynolds’ grandfather served as a soldier and her grandmother acted as a nurse.
Students from C.D. Hylton High School have aided with the fundraiser.
“I’m not sure about how many funds we can raise, but the attitude has been very positive and supportive from all of my classmates upon hearing NOVA Veterans’ message and mission,” said McReynolds, who plans to study computer at the University of Virginia.