By Caitlin Marsch, Current Staff
For Serenity Krueger, trying to make a change went beyond volunteering.
Last week the West Bend West High School senior created an online petition directed at the WBHS administration asking that students who have 100 or more documented volunteer hours be honored with cords of recognition at graduation. So far, the petition has garnered over 800 signatures and the online response has been overwhelmingly positive. Continue reading
Translation: Meals for Needy Families
By Holly Williams, Current Staff
With the holiday season at hand, many programs are dedicated to helping families in need. Though some campaigns, like that of the Salvation Army, are better known, local drives can be just as powerful.
On November 23, eight Spanish students and two Spanish teachers from WBHS participated in an event at El Centro Hispano in Milwaukee aimed at providing Thanksgiving dinners to needy families. The volunteers set up an “assembly line” that produced a total of 1,500 complete meals in about two and a half hours. Continue reading
When schools and clubs require a certain number
of volunteer hours, is it still service?
By Julia Wiebe, Current Staff
Volunteering is, by definition, doing something for others for no personal gain. However, it comes with the connotation of helping others because you want to do it. Because you love the feeling of helping others and seeing the look on their face when you make a positive impact on their lives. Helping others is supposed to be about the rush that comes along with bettering the lives of the less fortunate. So when schools and clubs start to require or at least Strongly Recommend a certain number of volunteer hours, is it still service? Continue reading
by Jenise Fehring
The school year is winding down, and kids in school are eager to have summer vacation. What are you doing? Going to visit family in a different state? Taking a road trip with friends? Going on a cruise or vacationing at a tropical destination? What are you going to do with yourself for thee months off of school? There are plenty of things to do, but so little time, right? I suggest getting a part time job and make some money; save it for college and maybe spend a little of it on yourself. I would also recommend doing something that you enjoy, but I also say: go volunteer! Continue reading