HMHS Students Give Back on MLK Day of Service

Helene Usher, Staff Writer

On Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, most schools are closed. However, it’s not a day off for most HMHS students – instead, they follow Dr. King’s example of service to others and take part in various service activities to give back to their community. This year, HMHS sponsored many service projects including sandwich-making for the Cathedral Kitchen, fleece blanket-making at the Haddonfield Fortnightly, and visiting the Ronald McDonald House in Camden. The reactions from students and staff who participated in this annual Day of Service were positive. “I felt like I was doing something really important and it brought a lot of people together,” Freshman Sammy Sirover, who participated in Stand With Camden’s two-and-a-half-hour sandwich-making event, said.  Additionally, Nurse Reganata was very passionate about blanket-making at the Fortnightly: “there was a great turnout of students [who] made blankets for foster children.¨ Finally, English teacher Mr. Usher, who chaperoned the trip to the Ronald McDonald House described, “I thought it was very rewarding. We put together packages that will be used in conjunction with a fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House… the group worked very diligently and had a positive attitude.” HMHS students and faculty were glad to have contributed to their community on their day off.