The Dexter Community Schools Board of Education began their regular meeting June 1 by honoring some of the community’s youngest volunteers.
176 seventh and eighth grade students from Mill Creek School enrolled in the Community Service and Learning course were recognized by the board and the Dexter Lions Club. Students were awarded pins for completing 25, 50, 75 and 100 hours of community service. Students who gave 50 or 100 hours in one calendar year were also honored with a Presidential Service pin and certificate from the President of the United States.
Marianne Mutschler, one of the class advisors, said she is constantly impressed with the selflessness that her students exhibit. Those enrolled in the elective class participate in volunteer projects at Mill Creek and around Dexter.
“They really elevate our community,” Mutschler said. “We couldn’t be the school we are without them.”
The class also raises money by putting together various fundraisers throughout the year. One of their major events, the Dance Marathon, raised $9,400 this year for Mott and Beaumont childrens’ hospitals.
Take a look at some photos from the pin ceremony below: