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Service Unites with Learning at Windward High

We already knew that our Districts in Action schools were pretty spectacular, but now others are taking notice.

Windward High School in Ferndale, Wash., recently presented in Seattle for Point of Light Foundation’s annual conference on Volunteering and Service, Service Unites, and walked away with two $500 grants… not bad for a few days’ work.

While in Seattle, a group of nine Windward students worked with others to create two-minute pitches to the judging panel. The first team will partner with Ferndale City and RE Sources to create a “Don’t Drip and Drive” event, where cars of local residents will be tested for leaking fluids. Students will create educational materials and will work to get donations for auto shop discounts to help those who need to get their cars fixed. Group two is also partnering with RE Sources and Lummi Nation to organize and execute beach cleanups.

“It comes as no surprise to me that these students likely knocked the socks off of the Points of Light judging teams, because of course, they were not just preparing a community service project, but were continuing the work they had already been doing with service-learning, its way more effective and impressive first cousin!” said Chris Perkins, a teacher at Windward.

Bonus: Windward High School has also been selected by Ferndale’s leadership to become a magnet service-learning school. Keep on being awesome, Wolves.

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