Published : Thursday, May 21, 2015 | 6:07 PM
Encouraging students to look beyond themselves and to be aware of the world around them is perhaps the most important thing everyone does at Mayfield Junior School. Whether raising money for victims of natural disasters, visiting the elderly at retirement homes, delivering supplies or serving food to the needy and homeless, MJS’ Reach Out projects demonstrate the power of one as well as the collaborative wonders many hearts and hands can accomplish.
The Class of 2015 continued this spirit of awareness and gratitude at the annual Reach Out Assembly held this past week. Every year, the eighth graders work hard to not only raise money through student-run events such as the Harvest Festival and Love Grams, but to make the right choices when it is time to give the money away. This year was no exception as students researched organizations, prepared visual and oral presentations, and offered their choices to the entire class for consideration. It is always a diligent and heartfelt process as the organizations that receive the funds are selected, not only because they are worthwhile, but because each has special significance to a member of the eighth grade class. Recipients chosen by the Class of 2015 included City of Hope, Canine Hope for Diabetics, Good Shepherd Center, Catholic Relief Services, Ronald McDonald House of Southern California, ALS Association among others.
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