Waukee High School’s First Annual MLK Day of Service

Jan. 21, about 80 Waukee High School (WHS) students participated in Waukee High School’s First Annual MLK Day of Service. We started at 9 a.m. with a brief introduction to the day.  From there students went to work on activities they had signed up for at an organizational meeting on Thursday morning.  Students participated in the following:

  • assembling fundraiser tags for the Animal Rescue League
  • making “positive message” locker tags for every locker in the high school
  • doing crafts and reading with adults with intellectual disabilities at Link Associates
  • playing bingo with adults with intellectual disabilities at Mosaic
  • assisting Amanda the Panda staff with packing for that organziation’s upcoming relocation
  • collecting recyclabes and canned goods (redeemed recyclabes for the money and took all money and canned goods to the Waukee Food Pantry — they had put grocery bags and notes on doors over the weekend)

We were able to have shirts printed by Nuline Promotions (they gave us free printing on the back).  Shirts said “Waukee High School — First Annual MLK Day of Service — January 21, 2013.”  The back included a silhouette of King and a quote from him: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?'”

Students were treated to pizza from Domino’s at lunch and listened to speaker Alan Feirer of Group Dynamic speak about the importance of service.  His focus was on a quote from his college band director: “The reward for doing things is the opportunity to do more things.”  Alan has previously done PD for Waukee coaches and directors, leadership training for Waukee Wrestling several years running, and leadership training for a host of WHS student leaders last summer.

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Waukee, Iowa 50263
Phone 515.987.5161
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