Kings seniors participate in day of service

More than 250 Kings High School seniors went to a dozen locations for their participation in last week’s National Day of Service and Remembrance.

Organized by the school’s Community Service Club, the teens partnered with members from the Mason-Deerfield Rotary Club, teachers, and others to work on service projects.

It is the fourth year that seniors have participated in the National Day of Service and Remembrance.

They built shelves at Interfaith Ministries in Lebanon, spruced up the junior-senior high school complex, sorted food at Shared Harvest Foodbank in Fairfield, and assisted at Habitat for Humanity construction sites in Hamilton.

The seniors-only project serves two purposes: it helps senior earn community service hours needed for graduation and it honors those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Before beginning their service projects the seniors gathered for a 7:30 a.m. assembly to reflect on the attacks and what it means to give back to the community. A moment of silence for the victims was observed.

“The kids really take charge and do all the organizing,’’ said Superintendent Valerie Browning. “Every year I get voice mail, letters and comments telling me they can’t believe how hard these kids work.”

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