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!!