ARCANUM - Arcanum High School students participated in Serve Arcanum for the second year on Friday, serving their community in appreciation for all that their community does for their school, said Jason Stephan, AHS principal.
Students went out into the community Friday morning, completing tasks that ranged from gardening to painting and cleaning, to show their appreciation for the support given to them, Stephan said. It’s also a way to help build a “servant’s heart” in AHS students so that they can carry forward the tradition of giving back into their adulthood, he added.
“It’s a really nice way for the students to give back to our community, and they have fun doing nice things for others,” one teacher commented.
The students washed and waxed fire trucks at Arcanum Volunteer Fire Department, planted flowers and helped make some spring-time upgrades at Ivester Park and community homes, and completed some upgrades at the Arcanum Pool among other tasks.
In their bright orange Serve Arcanum t-shirts, the teens were easy to spot around Arcanum Friday morning, serving those who serve them in their education, whether through teaching, or through their taxes that provide the new K-12 building that students benefit from daily, Stephan noted.