LCPS offers Community Service opportunities to students


Courtesy of Louisa County Public Schools

Eleanor Pekary, Op/Ed Editor

  This Wednesday, October 20th, the high school is hosting their second community service clean-up on the asynchronous learning day this year. The goal is to clean up the county and allow students to give back. 

  All participants gain community service hours, and in order to partake, students will need to fill out a permission form. This form should be turned into the main office by Tuesday, the 19th.    

   On the day of clean-up, students should meet at 8 am in front of the stadium, and will be picked up at the same location at 12 pm. 

   The last asynchronous day was successful, which encouraged the administration to offer more community service days to the student body. The clean-up day ties into the LCPS Kindness month and gives students an active way to take part in the Lion Pride community. 

     Junior Robert Growden and Senior Grace Mitrenga took part in the previous community service day. 

   “I liked helping out with the community and helping people; there’s not really always a lot of opportunities because of Covid,” said Growden. 

   Mitrenga knew the impacts she would have on her community when choosing to take part. 

    “It looks good on applications and I just like cleaning up the earth; it makes me feel like a better person,” said Mitrenga. 

   Sophomore Kaden Gurski was there to have a good time, but also give back to the community.

   “I enjoyed walking around being able to talk to people; it made me feel like I was doing something good for the community,” said Gurski. 

   When asked how students should prepare when going to an event like this, Mitrenga and Gurski offered helpful advice.

   “Dress appropriately for this event; and don’t be afraid to look in weird places, or speak up,” said Mitrenga.

   “Just go in there and do what they ask, have a good time and enjoy it; know you are doing something good for the community,” Gurski said.