Spring has sprung and so have Miller Place students’ community service efforts! North Country Road Middle School in Miller Place is thrilled to share the several philanthropical initiatives that its middle school students have participated in over the last few weeks including visits to local veterans, fundraising for Autism awareness and fighting hunger in the area.
In honor of Veterans Appreciation Month in Suffolk County, fourteen members of NCRMS’s National Junior Honor Society visited the Long Island State Veteran’s Home in Stony Brook. During the event, students played cards, Monopoly, Jenga, and Checkers as well as listened to inspiring and courageous stories told by the local heroes. The event was a wonderful way for students to give back to Veterans who sacrificed so much for our freedom.
In support of Autism Awareness Month, students at NCRMS facilitated a fundraising initiative to raise money and emphasize the significance of inclusion. Spearheaded by NCRMS teacher Nicole Farley and teacher assistant Mara Healy, members of the building’s student government sold blank puzzle pieces to students who then had the opportunity to design a unique puzzle piece and “fit” it on the wall. All proceeds were donated to the Autism Society to improve capabilities and services, increase public awareness about autism and provide the best national resource database and contact center specializing in autism.
The National Junior Honor Society also organized and executed a building-wide food drive to help families in the Miller Place-Sound Beach community and across Long Island. The building conducted a friendly competition between homeroom classes to see which class was able to collect the most amount of non-perishable and canned goods to donate to Long Island Cares, Inc. and The Harry Chapin Food Bank. Mrs. Hibbard’s homeroom class collected a total of 104 items and was named the winning class.
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