September 2017 News

United Way Day of Action

Monday, September 18, 2017

Academy students participate in the United Way Day of Action

More than 50 Academy faculty, staff, and students participated in the United Way Day of Action on Thursday, Sept. 7. Volunteers worked morning and afternoon shifts outside on the Cardinal Greenway where they cleaned up trash, repaired asphalt, painted over graffiti, and weeded along the trails. Academy students who participated each earned a least four hours of community service depending on which shift they worked, and some students worked both shifts.

For the past four years, Academy instructor John Marsh has helped to organize the Academy volunteers. “The previous three times we were recognized as the group which provided the most volunteers, so we wanted to try to keep that honor again this year,” Marsh explained. “Students are not allowed to miss class for it, so they have to be available during the volunteer slots. So, our volunteer numbers would be even higher except there are students who want to participate but cannot due to their academic commitments.”