The sixth through 12th-graders and their teachers, took to projects throughout the community and across the Gobles Public Schools campus in an effort to clean up and beautify the local area.
Students were in high spirits as they participated in activities such as planting flowers, raking leaves, and painting.
“It’s nice to give back to Gobles and our school. I also enjoy getting to be outside for a while,” explained Alexis Zajda, Gobles High School junior.
Jim Wiseley, Gobles High School history teacher and coach, has participated in every Community Service Day since it began in 2012.
“I think it’s great that the students get to give back to the community. This event gives them the opportunity to build civil service, and allows the them to take ownership of what they’re doing,” said Wiseley.
“Gobles students take great pride in their school and city. The annual Gobles Community Service Day began when a group of students wanted to help clean up the devastating Gobles fire several years ago. When students were told that they could not help due to codes and safety regulations, they decided to take matters into their own hands and help beautify the community in other ways,” said Veronica Peterson, Gobles High School English teacher and event organizer.
The students were excited and eager to participate in the school’s community service learning experience.
“I love my Gobles!” exclaimed Gobles eighth-graders Hunter Tenbusschen, Hunter Underwood and Carsen Tackett.