Service Day for MHS students coming Tuesday
Up to 600 to spread across community on various projects
On Tuesday, between 500 and 600 students at Monett High School will participate in the ninth annual Community Service Day, spreading out around the community to engage in a variety of projects.
Coordinator Amy Sampson said students will go to more than 20 locations.
In the past, students have gone to churches and nursing homes to help with activities and exterior clean-up. A number go to assist Field Day activities at Monett Middle School, Monett Intermediate and Monett Elementary. Students have assisted gathering recyclable material at the various district buildings, cleaning and painting in rooms. Some have written letters to active duty soldiers while others have cleaned science labs, stage equipment and band rooms. Students plan to travel to Haven of the Ozarks to help at the animal shelter and also work at the YMCA's camp Wakonda.
The program provides an outreach to the community and gives students an opportunity to experience service in ways they can replicate on their own out of school. Sampson said that the program has contributed around 15,000 hours of service to the community over its history.