Hurricane Harvey

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Juniors Jim Selmarten, Connor Cole, Brandon Rodriguez and Jacob Aber in front of a flooded house they helped clean. Photo courtesy of Darlene Selmarten.

HOUSTON, Texas – Members of the Clear Lake High School aquatics team have spent the past week volunteering with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, taking time of out their schedules to lend a helping hand to the community.

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Jim Selmarten, Brandon Rodriguez and Connor Cole taking out debris. Photo courtesy of Darlene Selmarten.

“It has been an unbelievable couple weeks for all of us here,” said head coach Melissa Prince. “I know a lot of the athletes have been out helping the community and I could not be more proud.”

Over a four-day period, portions of the Houston metropolitan area saw up to 50 inches of rain and catastrophic flooding. Many families in the area have hurricane damage varying from minimal to complete losses. According to the Clear Creek Independent School District, many of the district’s schools suffered water damage.

Coach Prince and the student-athletes have taken on a variety of different service opportunities in the aftermath of Harvey including volunteering at shelters, donating and participating in clean-up efforts.

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Junior Jacob Aber pulling up carpet. Photo courtesy of Darlene Selmarten.

“Again, I am so proud of how everyone has come together to help the community in every possible way,” Prince added.

The Clear Creek Independent School District has closed schools until Monday, September 11, 2017.

For all the latest information on Clear Lake Aquatics, follow Clear Lake Aquatics on Facebook. General CLHS news can also be found at @Clear_LakeHS on Twitter and on their website, clearlakehs.ccisd.net.

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