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School News: Summit 7th graders participate in community service project

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As part of Habitat for Humanity’s Rock the Block event, 10 seventh graders from The Summit Country Day School participated in a day of service to bring enhancements to underserved areas of our community. They spent a full day over the weekend, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., working in a West End neighborhood.

Emmett Hood and his family has previously participated in Rock the Block and brought the opportunity to Emmett’s classmates. “Rock the Block happens twice a year and we plan to organize another group in the fall,” shares Maureen Hood. “It was meaningful to do something hands-on as a class team, so maybe we can get an even larger group next time. They made a huge difference while genuinely having fun!” 

At a private home, students scraped, sanded and painted a rusted fence. They weeded and mulched the front yard, trimmed the fence line and cleaned up yard waste. Next, they went to Sands playground where they painted playspaces and mulched landscaping to give the park a new life.

Summit seventh graders demonstrated their commitment to the School’s mission to become leaders of character who value and improve the world they live in.

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