Tuesday, September 22, 2020

CCS Senior "Paint the Fence" Project

 We all remember the story of Tom Sawyer recruiting his friends to help him whitewash the fence. It's a funny tale that reflects Mark Twain's childhood, his humor, and possibly his work ethic.

 I could not help but think about Twain's tale as we asked the CCS Class of 2021 to help us with an important project not unlike the fictional account from Hannibal, Missouri, nearly a hundred and fifty years ago. 

For more than 20 years, "community service" hours have been a graduation requirement at CCS (as they are at many Christian colleges). The board's purpose in this requirement is to foster a spirit of service that we hope plays out in adulthood as our graduates become active members of their churches and communities. During the Covid-19 state restrictions, community service hours are more difficult to achieve. (Sadly, the beach clean-up option of the past has eroded away.)

With this goal in mind, the senior class will be helping their school complete one lingering task from all the work others did over the summer. They will be painting (staining) the fence in the front of the building on Wednesday afternoon. Their help is genuinely needed, and the end result will be a  beautiful tribute to our collective "can do" response to the pandemic of 2020. They will remember their contribution with pride for years to come. 

Here is Part 1 and 2 of a video I made of our seniors painting the fence...

Thank you, Seniors!

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