PATTON - Jacob Kirsch, Elijah LaSota, Kevin Lacue and Michael Stoltz, students at Cambria Heights High School, attended a leadership conference last spring at The Second Mile Leadership Institute.
While at the conference, students heard from keynote speakers, attended breakout sessions and worked to better their communication and teambuilding skills.
Students were challenged to work together to come up with an idea to take back to their school which would better their community. After much brainstorming, the students came up with the idea to preserve the Patton Park.
They, along with the support and help from their peers, hope to raise money during this school year in order to help restore/preserve the parks volleyball and basketball courts. The students have completed two out of their three activities, which included an in school assembly and an afterschool dance.
These two activities raised $1,434 for the park. The students made the donation on March 24 to the park committee.
The final project which they will be completing in order to raise money for the park will be a community yard sale and basket auction which will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 4 at Cambria Heights High School. To donate a basket to help the students with their effort, contact Michele Schirf, adviser, at mschirf@
chsd1.org or 674-3601.