MEDFORD >> On Friday, May 10, members of the Shawnee High School Senior Class took part in Senior Day of Service.

The school's students consistently make a commitment to helping others, bringing us closer together as families, neighbors, and as companions within our high school community. It is Shawnee's mission to promote service and citizenship, and to instill in all students a lifelong civic responsibility and passion to serve their communities.

Every year, Shawnee High School participates in Senior Day of Service and sends its senior students into our neighborhoods and surrounding communities to exercise their desire and ability to volunteer and serve others. This year, approximately 350 students helped organizations and establishments such as The Alliance for a Living Ocean, The American Cancer Society, Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, Compassionate Friends Therapeutic Riding Center, Cranberry Elementary School, Habitat for Humanity, Haines 6th Grade Center, Lions Gate Senior Center, Medford Memorial Middle School, Neeta School, Nokomis School, Pinelands Branch Library, and YMCA of the Pines (Camp Matollionequay).

Kayla Scarbrough, one of the senior volunteers, explained the importance of volunteering in the local community, “It is such a rewarding experience being able to volunteer our time to help our local community. We had fun working together to help beautify the Horse Riding Farm, which in turn helps kids with disabilities. It’s great knowing that our hard work today will pay off in helping others tomorrow”.

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