Lillian Noel '19 and Saint James School Receive Governor's Service Awards from the State of West Virginia
Lillian Noel '19 and Saint James School Receive Governor's Service Awards from the State of West Virginia

Last June, devastating floods swept through Richwood, WV, submerging much of the bucolic coal and lumber town. By the time the rushing waters retreated, 23 people were left dead throughout the waterlogged state.

"The whole town of Richwood was wiped out. They didn't have a grocery store or businesses. People's homes washed away, and they couldn't get to the nearest stores," said Fourth Former Lillian "Lilly" Noel '19, a Shepherdstown, WV, resident. "They didn't have enough supplies, and roads were blocked from the flooding."

After the devastating event, Shepherdstown adopted the town of Richwood to assist with flood relief. When Noel and her family heard residents were gathering supplies to aid Richwood, they wanted to help.

Noel began by enlisting the help of fellow Shepherdstown residents and classmates Shea Pena '19, Roula Hammer '19, Alex Romine '20, and Nirmal Singletary '19. The team then joined forces with Dean of Students, Mr. Michael MacEwen.

What happened next? Find out in the Review magazine, page 6, available online: http://www.stjames.edu/uploaded/Review/2017_Review...

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