10th Grader Helps Rebuild Kitchen for Family in Need
We have to take a minute to give a shout out to CHS 10th grader Chase M. He’s spent this school year participating in a leadership program for students in Lake and Geauga Counties. As part of the program, the group partnered with the Appalachia Service Project an organization that uses volunteers to repair homes for low-income families in Central Appalachia. For a week over winter break this year, Chase was the only Cardinal student to travel with the leadership group to Jonesville, Virginia and assist in refinishing a kitchen for a family’s home. For the week he was there, Chase says he spent 8 hours a day learning how to hang dry wall, then hung the dry wall and painted. While it was a new skill for him, Chase says he caught on rather quickly and before he knew it, he was taking on a leadership role and other students in the group were looking to him for guidance on what to do next. He calls that part of the experience “cool,” adding it matured him a bit and taught him a lot about responsibility. He says being able to provide some much needed help to someone in need is a great feeling. Here is a link to the album of the home Chase worked on. If you look hard enough we’re sure you’ll see him carrying and hanging dry wall somewhere around January 5. Locally, the leadership group is building bookshelves for various businesses to help promote reading and literacy. Great work Chase!