GWINN - On Saturday morning, Nov. 3, nearly 30 Gwinn High School kids volunteered their time, representing Gwinn High School's National Honor Society.
The group went out in the cold of a wet Saturday morning and spent a half-day picking up discarded trash along Gwinn's main roadways.
GHS teacher Amy Anderson, who led the group, said, "this was a student-led project designed and implemented by Kaylee Arnsparger a junior and National Honor Society candidate. I was very pleased, as is our school district, to sponsor this great idea and community project."
Students from Gwinn?High School volunteered their time to clean up their community Nov. 3. (Submitted photo)
Students from Gwinn?High School, including the two shown above, volunteered their time to clean up their community Nov. 3, working along roadsides and in the Peter Nordeen Park. (Submitted photo)
The designer of Leading Efforts against Dismal Exposed Rubbish - LEADER - junior Kaylee Arnsparger, noticed that the community roads needed some pick-up and elected to take on the effort.
"I just wanted to try and make a difference," she said. "We live here, play here and go to school here. Keeping it clean is our responsibility too."
The project represents the first year of what is now slated to become an annual fall trash pick-up effort by Gwinn High School. The event began with the pick-up of the GHS parking lot then went on to include six miles of Gwinn's main roadways (M-35, M-553, Southgate Drive and Cemetery Road). The effort culminated at Gwinn's Nordeen Park - with the park being cleaned as well.
In all, 60 yard bags of trash were collected.
Forsyth Township Supervisor Joe Minelli joined the group at Nordeen Park for refreshments as the project ended. Minelli thanked the high school Modeltowner group.
"On behalf of the entire township, we couldn't be any prouder of you. Your dedicated time and strides here today, as Gwinn kids, sends a very positive message to the community and area. Each of you have represented Gwinn Schools, the Gwinn Community, your families and yourself in an exemplary manner. We're so very proud of each of you!"