On Monday, November 3, the KCJH student body participated in a community service project called Love KC. The event was organized by Impact's Maverick Green Team, chaired by Regan Rhodes (8th grader) and advised by faculty members David Cesmat and Brad Lingafelter. The idea originated as a post-Halloween community service activity to clean up Greensburg, but evolved into a county-wide event for both KCJH and Haviland JH. Impact's Maverick Green Team organized the event and sent students to Mullinville for some city clean up. They also challenged the Haviland Jr. High students to do the same for their town. "Community service is a great habit to get into and our students are beginning to see the value of it and to take some ownership in their community," said Impact sponsor, Kathy Headrick.
For clean-up projects, the students visited (among other places) the school property in Mullinville, the park in Mullinville, Sunset Park, Davis Park, Big Well Park, Main Street (from the highway, south to the school), BTI, the Greensburg State Lake, and the school grounds (specifically the football field and the area between the football field and Main Street.)
"I think it went really well. I was proud of how well [the students] worked. I think they learned how to help their community and what ecology means. Maybe [in the future], students won't litter if they know they might have to pick it up sometime," Maverick Green Team Chair, Regan Rhodes, said with a smile.
Impact purchased t-shirts for all JH students in Kiowa County, but couldn't have done so without the help of several local businesses. Those businesses were BTI, BTI Wind, Morning Star Farms, Haviland Telephone Co., and Haviland State Bank. Many thanks to those businesses for financially supporting this student-led community service project.
Below you will find the video that was created by the Maverick Green Team to challenge the students of Haviland JH to take part in the Love KC community service project.