What is Project Standing Tall?
The Chapin Sequoia "Standing Tall" project is all about bringing the community together to beautify and draw visitors to Chapin, by the use of Sequoia trees. Lill Mood came up with the idea of planting Sequoia trees all around the city of Chapin, and after conducting research about the care needed for sequoias, she contacted teachers at Chapin High School and "discovered students were looking for a project combining civics and leadership lessons." (The State news) One student in particular jumped at this opportunity, and he helped build on the idea.
What is the Academic-Leadership Academy?
This is a phenomenal program that is offered at the one and only Chapin High School. It is meant to help students acquire leadership problems and prepare them for future leadership jobs or offices that they may hold. The ALA program is also designed to challenge the minds of these bright individuals, and encourage the students to be the best that they could be.