Approximately 85 Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) students chose to serve their community on the district’s scheduled eLearning Day. Mt. Vernon is constantly demonstrating to students the importance of serving others and building quality character traits.
Students in grades 6-12 were given the opportunity to participate in a community service project on September 19, 2018. For most students, an eLearning day consists of doing school assignments at home and getting a break from the traditional school week. For this group of highly motivated students, the e-Learning day meant not only completing their assigned work, but also serving the community for a portion of their day.
Lacey Willard with Fortville Action Inc. shared, “I’ve been incredibly impressed with the Mt. Vernon students’ volunteerism, work ethic, and excitement to engage with our community. This is the second year we’ve hosted students to partner with us on prominent projects in Fortville—painting the gazebo, building a park bridge, preparing an art gallery space, building outdoor signs, visiting the elderly in nursing homes, and reading to toddlers in the library. We are appreciative of the students, administration, and supportive parents who have made this important community connection possible.”
One group of students traveled to Traditions at Brookside Senior Living to socialize with the residents. Another group helped employees file papers and organize various items at an office building. Other groups volunteered at Outlook Church, Fortville Library, and even helped the township’s aesthetics by painting sidewalks.
Junior Victoria Bulmahn describes a positive experience while volunteering at the Traditions at Brookside Senior Living, saying, “The people were really welcoming. They were eager to show us how they do things.”
The dedication and hard work ethic of the Mt. Vernon students helped to complete various necessary tasks that might not have been finalized without their valuable help. Mt. Vernon continues to foster positive character traits and motivate students to be the best they can be!