Consider This Editorial: Good News 6/23 - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

Consider This Editorial: Good News 6/23

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

There’s some very Good News to share this week.

We start with a story about a runner named Griffin “Super” Couper.

This was his first year on the Jenkins High School track team, his first time on any team. Griffin has autism, and his ability to run was found by accident.

His father said they were at a race once and Griffin heard the starter’s pistol and took off. With some help from his coach that false got him on the track team and his first win in a two-mile event.

There are young people spending the summer changing Savannah and gaining experience by giving their time to others. It’s a group working through World Changers, a Christian-based summer program performing service projects across the city, like painting a West Savannah home.

There are 14 World Changer groups helping Savannah families who cannot do the work needed on their homes themselves.

And finally, a good news story that hits very close to home. This week the Effingham Community Orchestra surprised Joe Cihla with a concert in his yard.

Joe, who has a great passion for music, played in the orchestra for more than a decade, but health issues have kept him sidelined recently. So, the group decided to go to his home, say hello and serenade with the music he so much loves.

Now if the name Joe Cihla sounds a bit familiar to you, it should. Joe’s son is WTOC’s very own Mike Cihla.

If you have a good news story or a good news video to share, please send them to us at goodnews@wtoc.com.

[Consider This! is an expression of opinion of the Editorial Board of WTOC.]

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