Ninth grade participates in community service day

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Ninth grade participates in community service day

During one of the presentations of the day, the Class of 2019 learned about the organization Free the Children. Founded by Craig and Marc Kielburger, Free the Children is an international charity that advocates for human and youth rights. Photo by Ella Tollman '19

During one of the presentations of the day, the Class of 2019 learned about the organization Free the Children. Founded by Craig and Marc Kielburger, Free the Children is an international charity that advocates for human and youth rights. Photo by Ella Tollman '19

During one of the presentations of the day, the Class of 2019 learned about the organization Free the Children. Founded by Craig and Marc Kielburger, Free the Children is an international charity that advocates for human and youth rights. Photo by Ella Tollman '19

During one of the presentations of the day, the Class of 2019 learned about the organization Free the Children. Founded by Craig and Marc Kielburger, Free the Children is an international charity that advocates for human and youth rights. Photo by Ella Tollman '19

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The ninth grade participated in a community service day on Nov. 4, 2015. The freshman heard from guest speakers and attended seminars throughout the day.

The overall theme for the day was how faith and religion can inspire someone to volunteer in their community. This theme is based on the next unit that the ninth grade will be completing in their history classes — world religions and beliefs.

“It was really intriguing to see how people use their faith as their reasoning and motivation for community service,” Sidney Velasquez ’19 said.

“It was interesting to be exposed to different cultures and different beliefs that you aren’t a part of,” Doris Sandberg ’19 said.

Below are photographs from the day. Click on an image to begin the slideshow.

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  • To open the day, the freshmen class heard from four women who practice Christianity, Islam and Judaism. These women shared how their community involvement and service relates specifically to their religion. Photographer: Ella Tollman '19

  • After the first panel of the day, the ninth graders met in smaller groups with a teacher advisor. The group discussed the information in the first panel and any questions that were asked during the panel. Photographer: Ella Tollman '19

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  • At the end of the day, the ninth grade advisories met to create posters to reflect how their day went. The posters included pictures and symbols to describe what they had learned. Photographer: Ella Tollman '19

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