UHS students honor legacy of Dr. King with day of service
Utica High School students honor legacy of Dr. King with day of service
Posted on 01/21/2019
Students cutting fabric for Project Linus

Utica High School students gathered on Monday to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through a day of service.

Approximately 100 Utica High School students gathered in the school cafeteria to take part in a series of service projects.

“The is the second year that we came together in a day of service to do various activities for the community,” said teacher Linda Kammann, one of the organizers.

Co-organizer Lindsey Berg, a UHS senior, said the students set up five stations in the cafeteria and the school's Electronic Collaborative Classroom for community service projects.

The projects included:

  • Project Linus Blankets for seriously ill children
  • Fleece Hats for foster children
  • Paracord Bracelets for first responders
  • An essay contest on the life of Dr. King
  • Sorting canned foods that have been dropped off for Gleaner’s Food Bank. UHS will become a Gleaners Food Bank drop-off that will accept non-perishable foods and canned goods. Individuals interested in donating can drive right up to the schooland students will unload the donation.

“it’s a cool experience to be part of and I just hope that every year it gets bigger and bigger,” Berg said.

UHS senior Olivia Fuhrman said the event reflects the importance UHS students place on service.

 “It shows we are willing to help our community and the people around us, and that we are recognizing that there are people in our community who need our help,” she said.