By Jansen Barrett
Clubs at Marshall County High School do not only carry out services for the school but also reach out to the community. Every club at the high school tries to do service projects that will allow them to help others in the community. This past month clubs and groups such as FBLA, FCCLA, HOSA and the football team have taken time out of their school day to go to Marcella’s Kitchen.
Marcella’s Kitchen is a kitchen open to the community. The goal of Marcella’s Kitchen is to reach out to people who may have hunger problems within Marshall County. They cook and serve whoever may show up for a meal. It is also a place for people to go and create friendships and fellowship with one another.
Each time a group left the high school to help Marcella’s Kitchen out, they would be gone close to half a day. During this time they would perform whatever tasks the kitchen would ask of them. The most common tasks were serving food and talking to the community residents there.
Trips to Marcella’s Kitchen will continue throughout the year. Each time new groups of students from the different organizations will be able to experience the joy of helping their community. This is a way MCHS can show how greatly appreciative they are of the volunteers who work to serve the community daily. Thank you to Marcella’s Kitchen and those generous people.
9/11 Project - Never Forget
By Sarah Telle
Two weeks before the tenth anniversary of September 11 attacks, students from Marshall County High School were busy making sure that it was never forgotten. High school students traveled to each school in the county to present a forty minute program about the events of 9/11. Local Emergency Responders and Law Enforcement officers took part in the program by sharing stories from or about 9/11. Each student and teacher was given the opportunity to place a flag into a memorial, which was painted by Mr. Jones’ art students, to represent a victim – a total of 2,977 flags were placed.
The purpose of the program was to educate students in Marshall County about the facts of 9/11 and the reasons that it should not be forgotten. The program was necessary because most students were not old enough to remember 9/11, and current fifth graders were born the year of the attack. It is just a historical event to them, comparable to Pearl Harbor, not the life-changing moment it was for most Americans alive today. The program also allowed students to see the local Emergency Responders and Law Officers, who are willing to put their life on the line for each and every person in this county.
The program ended at the National Guard-sponsored game on September 9. National Guard members, Emergency Responders, and Law Enforcement Officers were honored pre-game and the memorial was displayed on the field. The community then shared in a moment of silence to remember the victims.
Overall, the program was well received by the students, the teachers, and the community.
The 9/11 Never Forget Project would not have been possible without the help and support of the principals, who were behind it every step of the way.