Sunlakes Volunteering seahawks


Koen Devenny, Staffer

High school students are tasked with accumulating one hundred volunteer hours in order to qualify for the Bright Futures Scholarship. Junior Alexander Hearn says, “I volunteered at the Metropolitian Ministries food drive. I helped pack boxes with canned goods, move those boxes with canned goods to the warehouse area onto wood pallets for transport, and I counted how many of each canned food went into each box and how many boxes we had. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to help out and get volunteer hours. Another Seahawk who is on top of their volunteer hours is Shreyas Jain who “volunteered in my [sic] neighborhood. I helped set up events such as an Easter egg hunt and Halloween party. I also organized the guests at the events. I definitely had fun because I was able to take parts in these events and help others have fun. I would definitely recommend it to others because it can be a fun learning experience that benefits your community”

Overall, volunteering in your community is not only beneficial for adding to your Bright Futures hours, but it also gives you a sense of what your community is like, and allows for you to be more involved in all aspects.