Here at Walker High School Students make it a point to be active in their community, and manage to do so through the various clubs and activities. This past Saturday, October 22nd, was Make A Difference Day, and both Walker’s Key Club and Anchor Club participated in large group projects in order to make a difference in the lives of others.
Key Club decided to help with the Hope Clinic, a local organization that helps organize various heart, diabetes, and other medications for use of those who cannot afford medications under regular circumstances. Hope Clinic will soon be undergoing a renovation, and will be using a temporary facility until the renovations are completed. Key Club members gathered on Saturday to help clean out the temporary building as well as help load and unload furniture to be carried from one building to another. Members then cleaned the furniture after it had been transported.
Anchor Club also participated in a project geared to make a difference in the lives of others. A group of members met in front of Walker in order to group up and get organized for a day of yard work. Members who were unable to attend the event were asked to bring leaf bags in order to help with the project indirectly. Anchors raked around Walker High School and also raked the yards of four Pilot members. Pilot Club helps fund and promote Anchor Club, and Anchors are constantly trying to find new ways to help show their appreciation. Mrs. Beckie Martin, a Pilot member as well as a long time liaison to the Anchor Club, was one of the four Pilots whose yards were raked during the project. Any leftover leaf bags were donated to Daybreak, a local organization who often receives donations from Anchor Club.
Clubs here at Walker did an excellent job Making a Difference on Saturday. The amount of work and time put into each project was greatly appreciated by all of those who received help. Walker High School’s students truly possess hearts of service, and make it a point to show it as often as possible.
By Hadley Skalnik