This year’s U-32 student council started the year with the goal of focusing on community service. The first community service event was the Red Cross Blood Drive in October where 56 pints of blood were donated! Throughout November and December the student council used fundraising opportunities to collect and donate money to a refugee organization.
The idea for monthly community service events supported by the student council and their public relations committee outreach first came to fruition with the trail-clearing event in early December. Student council helped spread the word to support the work of student Henry Hoffert and the cross-country team to gather volunteers for the trail clearing. Approximately 60 members of the school community showed up to extend the trails.
In January, the student council was asked to work with Earthwalk celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. day with the cleaning of the Montpelier teen center followed by a luncheon and an afternoon of breakout discussions on social, economic, and racial justice. In February, they worked for the food bank. In March, they kicked off a spring that was snow deficit with an early green up day around the school. In April the student council volunteered at Kellogg Hubbard Library. May held a second blood drive and in June they supported the annual senior community outreach project (SCOP) event.