At your service
Thursday, June 6, may have been the first day of summer break but that did not stop the 2013 Senior Service Leaders from coming to Loveland High School (LHS) to work. The students participated in a day of service.
“The senior service program is growing,” said Bre Sambuchino, LHS Spanish teacher and Senior Service coordinator. “Going in to our second year, students seem to be craving opportunities to serve their community.”
During the June 6 event students worked to paint three murals, cleaned and organized school rooms, assisted teachers in moving classrooms, organized textbooks, helped donate 30 boxes of books for the National Honor Society, folded and stuffed envelopes for Freshman Orientation, organized storage and took out recycling.
“I continue to be impressed with our students; many of them stayed three hours past our scheduled end time because they wanted to finish the project that they were working on,” said Sambuchino. “They were very creative with finding solutions to organizational problems. Many times, they would be assigned to a project and end up completing several more because they thought of improvements. They were very proactive. I couldn't be more proud of the work they accomplished; they truly are service leaders.”
The students will lead the second annual Senior Service Day on October 16, 2013. Leaders will complete small group service preparation activities in the morning before heading to their service sites in the afternoon. The 2013 service sites include:
• The American Red Cross
• Cincinnati Parks
• Granny's Garden
• Loveland Care Center
• Matthew 25 Ministries
• QPR Training
• SPCA - Cincinnati
• Society of St. Vincent de Paul