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WHS prepares for the annual Week of Service


The WHS Student Government Association and Community Service Club are holding their annual Week of Service from March 25-28.

Leading up to and during the week, the SGA and the CSC will host a toiletry drive, run a book drive for the Bridge of Books Foundation and the Westfield Library and will raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

The week will culminate with a fun experience for the students in the  Student vs. Teacher Basketball Game, a staple in recent years at WHS. The game will have a halftime performance by the WHS dance team and will be attended by a select number of homerooms, including those of any teacher competing in the event and homerooms that manage to win a fundraising competition, which is yet to be decided on by the SGA and CSC.

Students or homerooms who were selected from the last activity period will be able to watch the game in person as well.

Any student not in the gym will watch the live stream of the game on BDTV as they assemble about 1,000 total toiletry kits and write cards to service members and people in nursing homes. The day will be celebrated with a theme of basketball jerseys.

Students can begin contributing to the week of service now. The SGA has provided a donation link open through March for the Wounded Warrior Project, which is a nonprofit organization that helps veterans and active duty service members.

The donations to the Wounded Warrior Project are in honor of former Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson, who was a veteran himself. “Dr. Nelson was a very charitable person, so we try to give back to our community to honor him,” said SGA Corresponding Secretary James Furrer.

There is also a wishlist for the toiletry drive, and donations will be brought to various local social service centers. The Amazon wishlist can be found in an email which was sent by the SGA to students on Feb. 2 and can be accessed by scanning the QR code in the attached image. Anyone planning to donate should select “WHS SGA c/o Jamie Glickman” as the shipping address and donate prior to March 11.

SGA Vice President Kaitlynn Czarnecki said, “It is important to give back to our community, especially for those who are less fortunate. We want to help everyone who lives here and in the surrounding towns get everything they need at this time.”

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