Seniors serve community

Maddie Feltman, News Writer

Last spring, the class of 2016 met during the annual junior class retreat to discuss, reflect, and decide on future service projects for the 2015-2016 school year. The seniors, after much debate, complied their ideas to form a Senior Service Committee that would plan out monthly service events. The seniors kicked off the year with the Metro Catholic Outreach (MCO) tailgate where all proceeds and donations went directly to the foundation.
“It all started because the senior class wanted to do different service events, and we wanted to find a way to do as many as possible,” committee member Jenny Dickes said.
The committee is moderated by Mr. Nick Satterlee. “I find it so honorable that the senior class has taken the time to model a committee and set up service events throughout the year, as it will be the lead for future classes leaving a huge impact,” Mr. Satterlee said.
“We are expecting each senior to do at least one service event encouraging people to get more involved in the community and see that service can be fun. We plan on doing things such as visiting with the elderly, writing letters to soldiers, and buildings homes for Habitat for Humanity,” Dickes said.
The seniors planned the October service event, “chair volleyball”, at a local care center. Many events have been set for the rest of the school year. The committee plans to announce the events month by month.