Sixteen LEAD Academy High School seniors volunteered -- and modeled the "I LEAD because I serve others" Ethos -- this week through their work on the Salvation Army's "Angel Tree Project," a program for families who need assistance providing gifts and basic needs to their children at Christmas.

The school and student volunteers sponsored a total of eight "Angels" -- two per grade level. The students raised money for gifts and donations to purchase the items for the families and on Tuesday, they went to the Salvation Army warehouse to sort and stock the items for the project.

Shout-out to all the students for their heart, care and dedication, especially around the holiday season.