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Upper School Students Complete Service Camp

Highland Upper School students, Luke Rodgers, Tucker Minter, Ben Babcox, Brooke Landers, and Cameron Smith spent a week of their summer volunteering for community organizations and earning hours toward their service requirement. 

Students performed a wide range of jobs during the week
On Monday, students loaded shelves, sorted produce, and help ready the Fauquier Food Bank for their clients. On Tuesday, students weeded and mulched flower beds and a playground for families at The Barn, a Transitional Housing program in Prince William County.  On Wednesday, students caulked and painted alongside other volunteers, including two Highland grandparents of alumni at Fauquier Habitat for Humanity’s build site in Warrenton.

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On Thursday, students revitalized a Discovery Garden at Vint Hill Transitional Housing in partnership with Grow, Learn and Thrive, a non-profit dedicated to “helping at-risk children thrive through each developmental phase of their first five years.” They finished up the week refinishing some furniture for a single mom and her three children moving into Vint Hill Transitional Housing, who otherwise have no furniture.

A new appreciation for the work of local non-profits
At each site, students learned about the mission of each community organization and the role they play and programs they offer to combat poverty. They are a hardworking, positive, and thoughtful bunch!

 


 

Sender Image Posted by david in Student Stories on Wednesday August, 19, 2015 at 05:07PM
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