Graduating senior leaves lasting impact at West Charlotte H.S.

Graduating senior leaves lasting impact at West Charlotte H.S.

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by ANN SHERIDAN / NBC Charlotte Staff

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WCNC.com

Posted on June 11, 2013 at 9:06 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 11 at 9:20 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C .-- They are making the walk.  

In all more than 8,000 high school seniors will graduate from CMS this year.  Many will walk this week.  Students like Anna Purdie have left their mark. 

Purdie started Lion's Cafe at West Charlotte High School.  The club helped bring healthy food choices to the school cafeteria, choices that the kids were more likely to enjoy and eat.

"These  are some of my peers only meals,  so when they come to school they enjoy eating.  I wanted to bring awareness to that,” said Purdie. 

She worked with other students, teachers and the cafeteria staff from West Charlotte High School to get the club going.

"They helped me to grow into the beautiful young lady that I am now.  Helped mold me and helped me to grow,” she said.

Purdie will attend Winston-Salem State in the fall.  She is the first from her family to go away to college and she is receiving a scholarship.  

Her club will continue with the support and leadership of other West Charlotte students.

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