Helping Others Through Spreading Positivity

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Members of the Berkley High School National Honor Society's Senior Citizens Committee visited St. Anne's Mead. From left, Gavin Lathwell, Hunter Jordan, Jonah Weinbaum, (Chair), Abagail Samson, Morgan Collins (Co-Cair) and Hannah Findling.

This is first in a two-part series of special students who gave back to St. Anne's Mead.

Members of Berkley High School's (BHS) Senior Citizen Committee visited St. Anne's Mead recently, willing to do whatever was needed to help. A shining example of giving back, these juniors and seniors are part of the National Honor Society at BHS and work with their advisor, teacher Todd Fadoir, to provide community service.

Maintenance Director Tim Newport put them to work on weeding and cleaning out garden beds in the courtyard and in planters along the walking path. As the rain was looming, the six students worked diligently to pull out stubborn weeds and clean up the area. They finished just as the heavy rain came down.

Organized by the Committee Chairpersons Jonah Weinbaum and Morgan Collins, the group also offers tech tutoring to seniors, and are willing to do whatever is needed. "We are able bodied students and we thrive off helping others. We are morally obligated to 'do unto others' as the saying goes," said Weinbaurm. "While we are trying to figure out our futures, we want to be conscious about helping others," added Collins.

Hunter Jordan reflected on the reality of aging, "We came together because it is important to give back, especially to the elderly, who may have a tough time with some things," he said. "We want to spread positivity," added Abagail Samson.

St. Anne's Mead looks forward to welcoming back the Senior Citizens Committee in the near future! What a blessing!!

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands — one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” 

~ Audrey Hepburn

The beginning of the weeding process, not for the faint of heart.

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Filling the bags and wheelbarrow with Tim.

The guys head back to the gardens after finishing cleaning out three large planters.


Rain clouds moving in...Students kept working hard!

Three large planters cleaned out!

Cleaning up the lawn and garden beds


Interviewing the students. What great testimonials they shared!

The ladies work fast as the rain approaches!

Thank you for all you do to make our community a better place!

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