On Friday, Aug 6, alumni members of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity took time out of their schedules to cheer on students heading to their morning classes at Smitha Middle School. Dressed smartly in eye-catching red sportcoats, more than a dozen fraternity brothers lined both sides of a 20-foot red carpet and cheered and clapped as students switched classrooms.
“It’s your year!” the brothers exclaimed loudly and clapped as students and teachers walked the carpet. Some students looked embarrassed, while others smiled wide and danced through the line with excitement.
Brian Cheek, president of the Alpharetta-Smyrna Alumni Chapter, said that this was one of the many ways the fraternity is trying to give back to the community. In addition to their enthusiastic vocal support, the brothers brought donations of 100 backpacks filled with school supplies and a check for $5000.