Chesapeake Academy students participate in turnip gleaning event

From left, Elizabeth Wynne Smith and Reagan Harding celebrate their efforts gleaning for the Healthy Harvest Food Bank. The team of volunteers from Chesapeake Academy collected two semi-trucksful of turnips.

Ten Chesapeake Academy students and three faculty members recently visited Sam Hart’s farm in Shacklefords to harvest turnips for the Healthy Harvest Food Bank.

The project was sponsored by the student council, reported head of school Julianne T. Duvall. Treasurer Spencer Cammarata discovered the opportunity to make a dent in hunger in the Northern Neck through his church and proposed it to the…