By Taylor Anderson
On Aug. 21, 2017, Roxboro Community School (RCS) students gathered on a field outside the school to watch the 2017 solar eclipse.
Mike Czysz, RCS physics teacher, provided eclipse glasses for free to the 700 students who
watched the eclipse. He sold eclipse glasses to others to raise money for the RCS Science Club. He expects to have raised about $1,300 to $2,000.
Czysz said, “I am overjoyed at what took place because I bought these glasses. It is a historic event that may be the only time in their lives [the students] see an eclipse. It was indescribable.”
Ashley Bailey, head of the science department, as well as the rest of the science department, distributed the glasses to all of the students and ensured that all the students had signed permission slips.
“It was really cool because I’ve never really seen anything like it. It was just like a once in a lifetime thing.” recalled Morgan Vanderpoppen, seventh grader at RCS.