In place of classes, Campion Academy students spent last Friday serving the community. While many students helped with the RMC Music Festival, the rest of the student body dispersed to community projects, with some going up to Glacier View Ranch and Eden Valley where they completed Spring-cleaning projects and built fences. Other students picked up trash on the highway, helped at Habitat for Humanity, or were assigned to various projects on campus.
A few of the students returned to Habitat for Humanity, where they sorted donations. “I liked that I was able to return to Habitat for Humanity; I found it to be the same positive experience I had last semester: being able to help and talk to people I don’t normally hang out with,” Jalen Contreraz, senior, shared.
Unfortunately, the windy weather cut a few projects short. Dominic White, a student assigned to the campus maintenance team commented, “We went out to the baseball field and painted the dugouts and put metal sheet roofing on them. Sadly, we couldn't finish fully because the wind started picking up making it hard to place and hold the sheets. But other than that, it was a lot of fun.”
Principal Don Reeder commented on the value Campion places on service days; “Reaching into our community is staying true to our mission of teaching young people to serve others. One of our goals for Community Service day is for our students to learn the value of service even without an external reward.”
Ciara Felix, Student News Team